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The GDPR Six Months In

November 14, 2018

Padlock and EU flag inside smartphone and EU map, symbolizing the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. Designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe.

The General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, and it has rewritten the ground rules for many companies regarding how they acquire, store and manage information, as well as what they say about it to their customers, employees and suppliers. Most affected organizations are still working on compliance and will be for years to come, notes this post from McDermott Will & Emery, as it reviews some key GDPR terms (e.g., “information controller” vs. “information processor”), as well as the definition of personal information itself, which is far broader than the definition that has evolved in the U.S. digital environment. This post includes recommended steps for achieving compliance beyond just updating a privacy policy, and it takes a look at some of the regulatory actions and complaints that have already been initiated.

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