What You Need to Know About GDPR

Executive Summary

With GDPR upon us more and more articles are popping up each day on this complex topic.  From insightful and expert opinions to the helpful quick-start guides, everyone is trying to make GDPR intelligible and prepare leaders for what is coming.

While some experts believe that no immediate impact may be felt, many remind all of us of the potential financial impact that sanctions will carry.  We can all agree on the following:  that GDPR is going to change how organizations regard and manage personal and private data for all of us.  Even those of us not living in the EU.

And at its core, an organization’s success will teeter on the quality of preparation and well-defined (and documented) policies and processes.  Below we offer a summary – not just what is to be expected from the employer, but also an overview of what people (aka in GDPR referred to as the ‘natural person’) should expect too.

If you are unfamiliar with GDPR, it is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is intended to bring privacy regulations into the 21st century. It aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business so both citizens and businesses in the European Union can fully benefit from the digital economy.

In this white paper, we highlight three key ways GDPR will likely affect your organization and employees.