The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, (EU Regulation 2016/679) merges previously separate EU member state data protection legislation into one set of regulations. By definition an EU Regulation comes in to immediate effect on its start date and therefore organizations need to ensure that they are compliant by May 25, 2018 or face penalties for non-compliance.

This whitepaper seeks to provide a balanced view of the regulation and the implications facing organizations trying to wade through the fear, uncertainty and doubt that is currently being used by many individuals and organizations.