On May 25 the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. GDPR is the biggest overhaul of data protection laws in more than two decades. How prepared is your organization for it? Preparedness, technology tools, smart thinking and expert counsel will help you meet the demanding challenges of incoming rules on data protection.
The General Data Protection Regulation will spark drastic changes in the way organizations handle personal data, whether it be a customer, employee or other sensitive data. When it comes into effect in May 2018, most business, government and public-sector entities that process European Union residents’ personal data will have to modify their data management approach to comply with the new regulation – and avoid substantial fines and bad publicity. The General Data Protection Regulation also applies to any organization that is hosting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the EU, regardless of the end user’s location.
Organizations of all sizes need to start planning now to define and establish their new processes.
This document offers an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation and its implications, covering its background, key rules, penalties and recommended best practices. Its content is intended primarily for a non-specialist IT, security or C-level audience interested in how to meet the requirements of this historic milestone in data protection.
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