Considering EU Data Protection Rules Is Necessary. US-EU Similarities, Differences and Bridges. The Definitions of EU Data Protection. Instruments of Data Protection. Data Protection Principles. Processing Pre-Conditions: Prior Information. Legitimate Processing Conditions. Exemptions. Rights of Individual Data Subjects. Enforcement and Penalties for Non-Compliance. Security of Personal Data. Outsourcing to Third-Party Data Processors. Introduction to The New EU Data Protection Regime. Background and Context. Rules and Issues. Reaction to New General Data Protection Regulation. The New Regime in Details. Children. Increased Penalties and Fines. Remedies, Liability, and Sanctions. Rectification and Erasure. Codes of Conduct and Certification. Data Protection Supervisory Authorities. New Data Protection Officer. Security and Data Breach. Data Protection Impact Assessment. Privacy by Design, Data Protection by Design, Data Protection as Default. Cross Border Transfers of Data. Right to Be Informed of Third Country Safeguards. Transparency. Health Data. New Processing Rules: Obligations. Employee Inward-Facing Processing. Inward-Facing Employee Data Protection Rights. Inward-Facing Employee Considerations. Outward Facing Issues. Outward Facing Rights. ePrivacy and Electronic Communications.