Prepping for the GDPR deadline

Posted Apr 2, 2018

Published in the Buffalo Law Journal – March 26, 2018

The GDPR compliance deadline of May 25 is looming, but there is still time to take steps to comply.

What is the GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation is a data privacy regulation intended primarily to protect a very broad set of personal data belonging to individuals in the European Union. The GDPR applies to the 28 EU member states, plus Norway, Ireland and Lichtenstein. Under the GDPR, personal data includes, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, address, email address, IP address, Social Security number, biometric data, location data, online identifiers and other information (personal data). The GDPR identifies specific requirements organizations subject to the GDPR must take to protect personal data. Beginning May 25, organizations must comply with the GDPR’s requirements or risk being assessed penalties for noncompliance.

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