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November 2016

EU data protection: Essential guide

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will introduce new accountability obligations and stronger rights and restrictions on international data flows. Against a backdrop of radical technological advances and the Snowden revelations about data surveillance, the new framework is ambitious, complex and strict. It presents any organisation that has so far failed to begin preparations with a steep challenge to become compliant in time. GDPR introduces new obligations for any organisation that handles data about EU citizens - whether that organisation is located in the EU or not. It introduces data breach notification into European law for the first time. And it places stricter responsibilities on organisations to prove they are adequately managing and protecting personal data. In this guide, we examine the challenges, opportunities and key actions that all organisations need to consider in preparing for GDPR.

Table Of Contents

  • New EU data protection laws to force global business strategy rethink
  • 10 key facts businesses need to note about the GDPR
  • What the EU’s new data protection laws mean for UK industry
  • How Brexit affects data privacy regulations between the US and U.K.
  • Security Think Tank: Understanding compliance with the GDPR

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