New data protection legislation, the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), is due to come into force in in May 2018. Developed to streamline existing EU data protection laws and increase protection for personal data of EU citizens, the new legislation will affect organizations on a global scale. Any organization collecting or handling the personal data of EU citizens will need to comply, regardless of whether it is based within the EU or outside it.
With punitive fines of up to $24M or 4% of annual global turnover for non-compliance, and extended regulatory powers to enforce the penalties, it's vital to prepare thoroughly. Read our infographic to learn:
- Which organizations need to comply
- What the new legislation covers
- What it means for data protection
- 7 steps to help you prepare