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Moving toward GDPR readiness

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 2, 2017

Companies that collect or process personal data on citizens in the European Union have just over one year now to comply with one of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. But how to prepare and where to begin still has many companies flummoxed.

On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will take effect. Designed to bring EU data protection laws into the digital age, the GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, enacted in 1995, marking the most sweeping changes to EU data privacy laws in more than 20 years. The result is a harmonized set of rules across the European Union.

Unlike the previous EU data privacy landscape, however, the global scope of the GDPR’s application is far more significant. Whereas only companies physically located in Europe could be found liable for data privacy violations under the Data Protection Directive, the GDPR, in comparison... To get the full story, subscribe now.