All About the GDPR: Staying compliant in a new era of data privacy

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 27/03/2018 19:19

While deregulation has been a stateside trend over the past decade, the 28 members of the European Union are gearing up for a massive increase in regulations around data privacy in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — and this regulation will make a splash across the pond as well.

Briefly, virtually all personal information will be considered private and protected under these new rules, serving up a much more comprehensive approach than the US’s piecemeal protections of medical and financial data.

But what do these new rules mean — if anything — for US businesses?

The short answer: Plenty. Maybe. It depends.

The long answer requires some context and is worth taking the time to understand. And most providers are already making big strides to be ready for launch in May.

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