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Gavel to Gavel: GDPR compliance now required - Attorney Matt Campbell

May 23, 2018

By: Matthew S. Campbell

Journal Record

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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation becomes fully enforceable on Friday.

GDPR is a comprehensive set of rules designed to keep the personal data of all EU citizens collected by any organization, business or enterprise safe from unauthorized use. Fines for noncompliance can range upward to 20 million euros or 4 percent of global revenue, whichever is higher.

Provisions in the law grant the EU the authority to enforce the regulations across international borders. Accordingly, small businesses in the U.S. that might collect personal data from a customer in an EU country are subject to the security provisions of the GDPR and liable for penalties if those provisions are not followed. There currently are no exemptions for size, location or first offenses and there is little authority to date on how fines will be leveled. READ MORE HERE