The 7 Principles of the GDPR

Resource GDPR

The GDPR defines seven principles relating to the processing of personal data under Article 5.  The seven principles of the GDPR closely resemble the principles outlined in 1980 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (OECD Guidelines). However, they are as relevant today as when legislators first issued them.


These fundamental principles for processing personal data should be considered within every processing activity that a business performs and be at the core of every GDPR compliance program.


Download the infographic to learn more about the seven principles of the GDPR, what they are, and what they mean.


Follow OneTrust on LinkedInTwitter, or YouTube for the latest on the GDPR.

Get Resource

Note: All fields marked with * are required

I’d like email updates on local events, news, resources and products to stay connected with the OneTrust community. Unsubscribe at any time.

I’d like a solution expert to provide product information or show me a custom demo of the OneTrust platform

How would you like us to contact you?

Privacy Notice

You can learn more about how we handle your personal data and your rights by reviewing our privacy notice.

Onetrust All Rights Reserved