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Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:57

GDPR Compliance: A Heads-Up for Business Continuity Professionals

Cold weather has set in in many parts of the U.S., but for those wanting relief, I suggest you think ahead to the month of May. By next May, many nice things will be happening. It will be spring, the flowers will be blooming, and the PGA’s Players Championship golf tournament will take place as it does every May, in Florida at Sawgrass golf course, with its devilish island green.

However, I feel I have a duty to remind you of something else that’s going to happen that month, something almost as devilish as Sawgrass’s 17th hole.

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect.

From that day forward, if you are a covered organization this is not compliant with the GDPR’s new standards for safeguarding personal information, you are subject to being hit with heavy fines.