General Data Privacy Regulation

Ten Things: Europe’s New Data Privacy Law – What You Really Need to Know

Over the past six months you have probably been bombarded with data privacy articles, questions, and concerns regarding the European Union (“EU”).  Given the sheer volume of material on the topic, it is difficult to figure out what you really need to know about the current state of data privacy and data protection in Europe.  We saw the European Court of Justice strike-down the US-EU “Safe Harbor” agreement last October (which will likely be replaced with the new “Privacy Shield” agreement).  We know that the EU recently approved a new EU-wide data privacy law.  The hard part, however, is figuring out what it all means.  This edition of “Ten Things” will try to sum things up in a useful way so when those questions and concerns come across your desk, you have some ready answers and a road map for the next steps you and your company need to take to ensure compliance with all of the changes in EU data privacy law:

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