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by CSO staff

GDPR explained: What you need to know about the EU’s data protection rules

Apr 08, 20161 min
Data and Information SecuritySecurity

What the regulation says, what it means for you, and how to achieve compliance

data protection / security / risk management / data privacy / GDPR
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If your organization does business in Europe or collects data on European citizens, you’re likely well aware of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is expected to be formally adopted this spring and go into effect in 2018. But how prepared are you to take the steps necessary for compliance?

Recent research by cloud security company Netskope found that “only 21% of IT professionals in medium and large businesses felt sure they would comply with upcoming regulations.” In addition, “a further 21% of respondents assumed that their cloud providers would handle compliance obligations on their behalf, which is explicitly not the case, according to the wording of the GDPR.”

This infographic from application security management platform provider will help get you up to speed on the new regulation.

EU General Data Protection Regulation Infographic by barricade