The GDPR: Are You Prepared for the Latest Data Protection Regulation?

By March 23, 2017 No Comments

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation date approaching and an abundance of new requirements coming with it – companies are scrambling to figure out what they need to do in order to ensure their data protection programs are ready.

Nothing like a deadline to get everybody moving, right??

In case you need a GDPR refresher, let’s jump back in time for a moment:

Back in 1995, the Data Protection Directive (DPD) was passed to protect the processing of personal data in the EU.  It was developed to give individuals some privacy rights while still making it possible to share data.

Fast forward: technology moved fast over the next two decades. The DPD was helpful, but it just couldn’t keep pace with technology and the various innovations (who knew social media was coming, afterall). Remaining compliant became difficult, privacy wasn’t being well protected, and the rules and regs varied from state to state.

So after years of negotiation on the scope of the GDPR, new regulations were agreed upon in December of last year.

Does this impact you and your organization? Almost certainly. If you’re in business with the EU in even a peripheral manner, you need to read up.

With the GDPR implementation date approaching and an abundance of new requirements coming with it, I want you to have this excellent resource regarding what companies need to do to ensure their data protection programs are ready: it’s a download called “Change On The Horizon,” and it’s just been published by Ethisphere.

Corporate Compliance Insights takes great pride in being on the forefront when it comes to sharing valuable resources like this. And when I say valuable, I mean timely, tactical, info that you can put to use right away. We’re honored to partner with the outstanding companies and organizations that share these resources with our readers and allow us to promote to as wide an audience as possible.

We in the compliance field are all in this together, right? So download it today and share it. And, as always, make sure your compliance department and its programs are as robust as they can possibly be. Preparedness and the management of risk, as you well know, relies on a strong C&E culture.

I hope you’ll visit Corporate Compliance Insights regularly for more resources like this (Our downloads and articles and podcasts are always free.) And sign up for our weekly eBlast of GRC news, jobs and events. The eBlast is also free, and it’s a quick read that you can skim and share every Thursday morning.

Good luck out there!