Monday, October 12, 2015

5 Things You Need to Know About the Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation

5 Things You Need to Know About the Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation

European regulators are inches away from finalizing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a rewrite of the existing rules of the road for data protection and privacy spelled out in their legacy Data Protection Directive (DPD). The GDPR will likely be approved by the end of 2015 (or early 2016) and go into effect in 2017. Even before the recent European Justice Commission ruling against Facebook, organizations, including U.S. multinationals that handle EU personal information, will soon be required to comply with tougher rules to prove they're actively protect personal data. Based on the latest proposal from the EU Council, this article from Varonis outlines the five key things you need to know about the proposed GDPR.