Summary of 6 Steps IT Should Take Right Now to Prepare for GDPR

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The deadline for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is May 25, 2018. As organizations scramble to figure out what the GDPR means for them, Meta SaaS CEO and co-founder Arlo Gilbert says successful navigation lies in solid risk assessment and data governance. getAbstract recommends this concise and prescriptive article from CIO Drive to anyone who faces the GDPR cliff or is generally interested in information security.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for businesses around the world,
  • Why the European Union instituted the GDPR,
  • What steps businesses need to take to become GDPR compliant, and
  • How compliance with GDPR can improve overall institutional data security.
 

About the Author

Arlo Gilbert is the CEO and co-founder of Meta SaaS and a frequent online tech contributor to publications such as CIO Dive.

 

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In 2016, the European Union (EU) introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the name of protecting their citizens’ personal data from the free-for-all  that has grown around online business over the last several years. And while the new rules have been in effect for nearly two years, many organizations have yet to make changes to implement them. With a compliance deadline of May 25, 2018, though, now is the time to get a handle on just what the regulations mean for businesses. 


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