Impact of Data Protection Legislation by Scott Murphy

Impact of Data Protection Legislation

Organizations need to get out in front of new data protection legislation like GDPR, giving special consideration to communications technology.

2018 will usher in a new era of data protection as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. How does this impact a business based in North America?

The GDPR legislation took a broader, more encompassing view of data protection and focused regulations on the results and outcomes rather than outlining a specific cookbook for data protection. This modern shift in view on data protection practices means that any business that collects information about an EU citizen must comply with the GDPR regulations. A secondary desired outcome is that organizations will develop security practices to protect all the company's important data, understanding that protecting personal data is just the tip of the iceberg. This also means that the regulations on security expand beyond the IT department and encompass the entire organization, with significant impact on the world of communications technology.

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy is an experienced technology leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of information technology experience. His expertise spans...
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