The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years.
When it comes into effect on May 25th, 2018, it intends to give European citizens back control over their personal data. Its impact won’t just be felt in Europe, it will have wider implications for companies across the world that hold data on the continent.
While great news for individuals, it presents complex problems for businesses. As a case in point – they could face fines running into tens of millions of Euros if they breach the new directive.
12 Steps to take now
This checklist from the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights 12 steps you can take to begin preparing now for the GDPR, and help comply with its requirements.