May 21st, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect this month on May 25. Better known as the GDPR, the regulation was adopted in 2016 to extend data protection and privacy people within the EU. If you do business within the EU, even if your company is based outside of it, the GDPR is set to affect you. While uniformity should, theoretically, make compliance easier, penalties are set at 4% of global turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher. That’s not even including the cost of litigation or compensating victims of a data breach.