The General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect on the May 25, 2018.
GDPR offers a groundbreaking overhaul of rules first implemented two decades earlier, when the impact on the internet was a mere fraction of what it is today. For consumers, these new rules promise greater data protection. For businesses, however, the rules will require significant overhauls, as the cost of running afoul of rules can be stiff. Here are a few steps to ensure your business is in compliance.
Because any new set of regulations can be confusing and disrupt business, there are plenty of entities offering support. Consulting companies can provide the guidance businesses need to ensure they meet new demands. However, it’s important to seek out help early on, as demand might outstrip supply for compliance consultation. Furthermore, the sheer complexity of the GDPR means businesses might not be able to find a single entity for the entire process, so hiring multiple consultants might be essential.
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