The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new data protection regulation from the European Union. GDPR aims to improve controls for protecting the personal information of EU residents. It is stricter and simultaneously broader in scope than the 1995 Data Protection Directive, which it replaces.

This complex law covers both data management (collection and processing) and data protection. Keeping personal data secure is a key element of data protection, and the GDPR includes specific security-related language in certain articles and recitals. Because endpoints play a key role in organizational security, this paper focuses on how Palo Alto Networks®Traps™ advanced endpoint protection can enable security, risk and compliance teams to protect data in their efforts to be GDPR-compliant.