Today, all businesses have valuable data. To fully unlock its potential, they must be prepared to navigate data privacy and security compliance challenges domestically and internationally. In March 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force.
For the first time, EU data protection law will apply to organizations located outside of Europe – regardless of whether a business also has a physical presence in the EU. Similarly, the draft ePrivacy Directive (which applies privacy and confidentiality protections to telecom companies and online tracking (e.g., cookies)) currently is being updated to extend protections to any service with a communications feature (VoIP, messaging, email) and new devices, including IoT.
In this webinar, DWT partner Robert Stankey and Alex Reynolds helped the audience learn to identify when and how their business might be impacted by the new EU legislation. Topics included:
- The ways in which a U.S.-based business could be impacted by the GDPR.
- Why EU regulations could impact your business relationships even if your business does not have to comply with GDPR.
- What the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shields do, and why they may be important to you.
- Tips for evaluating your compliance posture if you plan to engage with the European market.