When the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, the game changed. New data laws seeking to enhance the protection for individuals caused a dramatic shift in operations across the organisation, from legal, to tech to marketing. And there is no sign of the changing regulatory landscape slowing down.
With the imminent introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), soon-to-follow copycat laws in other US states, and emerging data protection laws in regions such as South America and Asia, organisations must get their house in order and be able to respond to the challenges regulations create in a defensible and efficient manner.
GDPR seems like old news. But the changes and mandated compliance it introduced are still causing major ripples for those adapting to new business processes and laws. Data breach reports are now common in our social media feeds, with company after company falling victim to reputational and financial exposure resulting from a lack of knowledge, expertise or technology around their data management activities. The world of data privacy is changing, but many of the solutions remain the same.
Read our full report on how to Future-Proof Your Organisation and learn more about how technology plays a role by providing more technical solutions to reduce fines and labor-intensive work, how building a Data Inventory can help you respond to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) from customers, and how to stay compliant in the face of an ever-changing regulatory landscape.