Source: Security Info Watch
18 Jun 2018

With the continued focus on personal information and the privacy rights of individuals, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially went into effect on May 25 and it will certainly have an international reach, affecting any organization that handles the personal data of European Union (EU) residents, regardless of where it is processed. The GDPR adds another layer of complexity, not to mention potential cost and associated resources, to the issue of critical information asset management that so many organizations are struggling to come to terms with.

The GDPR redefines the scope of EU data protection legislation, forcing organizations worldwide to comply with its requirements. This most certainly includes U.S.-based organizations. The GDPR aims to establish the same data protection levels for all EU residents and will have a solid focus on how organizations handle personal data. The benefits of the GDPR will create several compliance requirements, from which few organizations will completely escape.

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