The European Union introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th May which has caused a lot of interest and concern in Australia. Whilst it is similar to the Australian Privacy Principles, the GDPR is considered to be the most comprehensive privacy legislation in the world. It regulates the personal data of individuals through the entire life cycle of collection, use and deletion. The GDPR will likely effect your Australian business if you supply goods or services to individuals in the EU, or have EU clients that have to meet the new obligations. In this case your EU clients may require updated agreements for the processing of personal information, hence you will need to impose the same obligations on your service providers here in Australia.