GDPR: Lessons Learned

GDPR: Lessons Learned

It’s been more than a year since the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)went into effect in the EU. While this series of data privacy and protection laws apply to citizens of the EU, any global organization that holds or processes EU resident data is subject to GDPR regulation. 

It’s clear that GDPR has and will continue to change the landscape of data protection; many countries and states in the U.S. are expected to follow in the GDPR’s footsteps with similar legislation. If your organization isn’t ready for the added work of becoming GDPR compliant, you might be in for a surprise.  

That said, it’s never too late to analyze and improve your data protection strategy. In this article, we’ll take a look at the effects of GDPR so far and offer some tips on how you can up your data protection strategy.

GDPR: A Brief Overview  

The GDPR is a comprehensive set of laws approved by the European Union Parliament in 2016, focused on protecting the privacy and personal data of individuals in the EU. The laws took effect on May 25th, 2018 and replace existing data privacy laws to offer consumers greater control over how their personal data is collected and used. 

The three main goals of GDPR include the protection of the rights of users in regards to their data, the implementation of laws that keep up with the rapidly changing landscape of technology, and the creation of unified and consistent data regulation across the EU. The laws also dictate how personal data can be used with regards to consent, documentation, access to information, data erasure, data changes, and objections. 

The Impact So Far 

In the past year, companies and regulators have been hard at work implementing and enforcing GDPR regulations. While pre-GDPR laws allowed individual EU member

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GDPR: Lessons Learned

by Alyssa Cuda time to read: 1 min