EU General Data Protection Regulation published − will you be ready by 5/25/2018?

Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert

Today, May 4, 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This means you now have until May 25, 2018 to ensure your data processing activities comply  with the newly adopted GDPR requirements.

Are you ready?

The Regulation will have a considerable impact not only on all organisations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also on organisations based outside of Europe that provide services to the European market.

It makes sense to carry out a snapshot assessment of the impact of the Regulation on your organisation, so that you can take steps to identify and implement any necessary changes.

Any assessment ought to be tailored to your specific operational needs, but is likely to focus on such key issues as fair processing, privacy notices, information governance structures, privacy impact assessments, appointment of a DPO, data breach response procedures for the much broader range of personal information subject to the GDPR rule, and vendor risk management.

We are ready

We are ready to support you. DLA Piper’s Global Data Protection, Privacy and Security team of more than 130 data protection lawyers and other data protection professionals around the world provide assistance on all aspects of privacy compliance-related legal support, implementing practical risk-based solutions that align with the way your business operates, where possible turning privacy compliance into a competitive advantage. Our global presence combined with our depth of experience in each region gives you the important advantage of local knowledge and cultural awareness, combined with consistent, practical advice.

Going forward
If you would like to discuss how we can help you prepare, please get in touch with your usual DLA Piper contact or email us at dataprivacy@dlapiper.com

Our dedicated GDPR microsite also offers a wealth of information about the implications of the coming changes.