GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is set to embark on May 25, 2018. This is the succession to the existing European Unions’ New Data Protection Law and follows the same guidelines, but strengthens individuals’ personal data privacy. It imposes new obligations on organizations that collect, handle or analyse personal data whether it is in the EU or outside. 89 percent of orgsGDPR was set to become a law in April 2016, but given the significant changes for the organization that will be needed to align with the regulation, a two-year transition period is included.
There are tools in Office 365 that can help you to address the requirements of GDPR, which will be discussed in later parts of this series. GDPR is applicable to organizations of all sizes and all industries within the EU, as well as organizations located in other parts of the world, like the US. Any organization that offers goods or services to or monitors the behavior of EU data will be impacted Image source: Beginning your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) journey for Windows Server, Microsoft, September 2017 Organizations not in compliance with GDPR will be fined upwards of €20 million or four percent of an organization’s annual revenue (whichever is higher).
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