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1 Year Until EU GDPR Enforcement Begins

May 25, 2017

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The EU GDPR is a law designed to enhance data protection for EU residents and provide a consolidated framework to guide business usage of personal data across the EU, replacing the patchwork of existing regulations and frameworks. The 200-plus page GDPR replaces the 20 year old Directive (95/46/EC). This new law has received a lot of attention due to its complexity  and the associated penalties for noncompliance. Fines can be up to 20,000,000 EUR or 4% of total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding year (whichever is higher). As a result, many organizations are … Continue reading 1 Year Until EU GDPR Enforcement Begins

Newly Released EU GDPR Guidance

December 21, 2016

The EU GDPR goes into effect in May, 2018. While that may seem far away, for many organizations the changes required to become compliant with the new law will take several quarters to implement. Some of the larger changes required will deal with the new “Right to Data Portability”, Identifying a lead supervisory authority, and appointing a “Data Protection Officer.” The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has just released guidance on these three requirements. The guidance is summarized below, along with links to the full documents. 1) Right to Data Portability Article 20 provides data subjects with the right to … Continue reading Newly Released EU GDPR Guidance

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