In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) takes effect.
Are you ready? In a recent Ponemon study, 67% of respondents were aware of the GDPR, but only 50% of the organizations had allocated budget and started to prepare for these new regulations. GDPR will impose new rules on businesses, government agencies, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union. Learn how GDPR will impact you and how you can work towards GDPR compliance.
After four years of preparation and debate the General Data Protection Regulation was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. It will enter in force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal and will be directly application in all members states two years after this date. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance will face heavy fines.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout this site.