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GDPR: What You Need to Know

The construct of data protection has been talked about quite a bit, it has always been top of mind and now it has become urgent, in addition to being important with the advent of GDPR. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, 2018 and the impacts of the European regulation are global. It is important to note that the regulation was ratified on 27 April 2016, which means that at least in theory, regulators can demand to see compliance actions and associated reporting now.

This short 3-minute reading is a first in a series of three that will introduce the executive reader to GDPR and the guiding principles of the regulation. The second instance will discuss common challenges that global organizations face on their journey to complying with GDPR. The third and final piece will offer suggestions and best practices on the journey to compliance.