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Summary Cybersecurity vs. Data Privacy: Cybersecurity refers to the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system against unauthorized access from a hacker. On its most basic level, data privacy is a consumer’s understanding of their rights as to how their personal information is collected, used, stored and shared.
The GDPR applies to all data directly or indirectly related to an identifiable person in the EU that is processed by an individual, company or organization. Any small business that processes people's personal data within the EU is subject to the GDPR, no matter where in the world the business is based. It is important to note that the GDPR pertains to people within the EU, but not necessarily to EU citizens. This means that any company using the data of EU subjects, even if this company is stationed outside the EU, will need to comply with new ways of protecting data related to identifying information, IP address, cookies, health, genetic or biometric data, racial or ethnic data and sexual orientation.