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What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation that came into force in 2018 and is intended to ensure uniform protection of the personal data of EU citizens. The GDPR is based on seven fundamental principles, which also include purpose limitation, lawfulness, or accountability. Through the principles, the GDPR prescribes how companies that store data of EU citizens should do so responsibly. Non-compliance with the guidelines could result in severe penalties.
Furthermore, according to the regulation, data may only be stored for the purpose for which it is intended and may not be used beyond that purpose. This also requires that data be deleted under certain conditions. Therefore, relevant tools to facilitate automated data deletion can be useful.