General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The topic of data protection has become the focus of public attention worldwide in recent years. The legal requirements in the national and international environment are becoming increasingly complex and companies have to take certain steps to ensure compliance with data protection regulations and to actively demonstrate compliance. Furthermore, data protection requirements apply to a certain extent to companies of all sizes, from small businesses to large international players. The issue is particularly complex because it usually requires both technical and legal knowledge.

GDPR: What your organisation should do next

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed the way businesses store, manage and process personal data. Businesses need to have to be compliant now. The financial and reputational ramifications of ignoring or getting this wrong are considerable – so organisations need to respond, and evolve with their data.

Current status of the enforcement of the GDPR

In May 2020, it is going to be two years since the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) came into force.

The GDPR empowers data protection authorities to impose higher penalties than ever before in the event of data protection violations.

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Status Quo of the GDPR in Q3 / Q4 2019

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018, changing the European privacy landscape.

Q3 / Q4 of 2019 have brought relevant insights into the impact of the regulation on consumers and organizations, mainly on topics such as the ”right to be forgotten” and data protection in electronic communication, and required data management.

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