As the rock band “Europe” might say: it’s the final countdown to EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At least that’s how I’ve been singing their song. The GDPR is the biggest change in data privacy law in more than 20 years, and businesses around the world have been gearing up for it since it was published in May of 2016. We’re now only about 200 days away from the GDPR being enforced on May 25, 2018, and many businesses in the US that will need to comply with it still have their work cut out for them (the GDPR is over 200 pages long!).
As a follow-up to my last blog post (key cybersecurity and data privacy events of 2016), I’ll take a look ahead at what 2017 has in store. Buckle up, because 2017 will be eventful.