New data protection legislation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is due to come into force in in May 2018. Developed to streamline existing EU data protection laws and increase protection for the personal data of EU citizens, any organisation based in the EU will need to comply. The new legislation will also have a global impact, as any organisations based outside the EU that collect or handle the personal data of EU citizens will need also to comply.
With punitive fines of up to €20m 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 organisations need to comply
- What the new legislation covers
- What it means for data protection
- 7 steps to help you prepare