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.
1What you need to know-
GDPR: What IT professionals need to know
What is GDPR, and what do IT leaders and IT professionals need to know about the new data protection laws?
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What is the role of information security professionals in ensuring organisations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018? Continue Reading
The EU's new data protection rules will impact every entity that holds or uses European personal data both inside and outside of Europe, according to legal experts Continue Reading
Preparing for GDPR
All organisations face an onerous task to prepare for GDPR compliance - we examine the challenges
The General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force on 25 May 2018, could have a big impact on any company in the world that deals with the personal data of EU citizens Continue Reading
More than two-thirds of global firms expect new EU data protection laws to dramatically increase costs of doing business in Europe Continue Reading
European firms are set to invest in data protection in 2016, with enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation just two years away, Computer Weekly’s IT priorities survey shows Continue Reading
A last dash for compliance with the general data protection regulation (GDPR) has begun across Europe and, despite the two-year warning, some organisations will fall short and for UK firms Brexit is no excuse Continue Reading
Just 2% of more than 15,000 enterprise cloud application analysed are GDPR-ready, according to a cloud risk report Continue Reading
3What GDPR means for you-
GDPR: How it will affect your organisation
GDPR compliance is a critical task for every organisation - but what will be the impact of other issues such as Brexit, skills, or international trade? We look at the issues that affect you
More than a quarter of IT decision makers at UK organisations admit they need to do more to protect data, a survey reveals Continue Reading
For commercial, legal and moral reasons the EU GDPR, or something that mimics it, will apply in the UK following Brexit. Continue Reading
The staffing impact of the GDPR will be huge, with 28,000 data protection officers (DPOs) in Europe and the US alone, says the International Association of Privacy Professionals Continue Reading
The U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union means the U.S. might need new data privacy regulations. Expert Mike Chapple explains what Brexit means for Privacy Shield and GDPR. Continue Reading