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GDPR Enforcement Deadline: If You Blew It, What's Next?

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Breach Notification , Compliance , Data Breach

Two years after the EU created its General Data Protection Regulation, on Friday the EU's 28 member states began enforcing the privacy law.

But don't fixate on May 25 being the enforcement start date. "It's not an absolute deadline; it's the start of a new journey in the privacy regulations and environment within the EU and indeed, due to the nature of GDPR, globally as a well," says Brian Honan, who heads BH Consulting, a Dublin-based cybersecurity consultancy that has been helping organizations achieve GDPR compliance.

GDPR requires all organizations that store Europeans' data to do so securely, as well as in an accountable and transparent manner (see Europe's Strong GDPR Privacy Rules Go Into Full Effect).

So what happens to organizations that must comply with GDPR but have yet to do so, despite the two-year head warning? Under GDPR, EU data protection watchdogs can impose fines of up to 4 percent of an organization's...(continued)

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