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Businesses Must Get Their Act Together on Data Protection - Hogan Lovells

4 May 2016

Businesses have two years to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), officially published today (Wednesday).

The GDPR, enforceable from 25 May 2018, will introduce new accountability obligations, stronger rights, and restrictions on international data flows. Against a backdrop of radical technological advances and the Snowden revelations, the new framework is ambitious, complex, and strict.

Hogan Lovells has launched a guide, Future-proofing Privacy, co-authored by 24 lawyers from 10 European Hogan Lovells offices. It's a unique resource of practical guidance to help organisations and individuals understand the new rules, identify how they impact on their own business, and comply with them in a practical and viable manner.

Eduardo Ustaran, European Head of Privacy and Cybersecurity at Hogan Lovells, said:

"The countdown has begun. Businesses operating in Europe or targeting European customers now have two years to get their act together and preparing for the new regime.

"At stake are not only the consequences of non-compliance, but also the ability to take advantage of the opportunities presented by new technologies, data analytics and the immense value of personal information.

"From determining when European law applies to devising a workable cooperation strategy with national regulators, there are many intricate novelties to understand and address, and we hope our guide is a useful starting point."

To see the full guide, click here.

CONTACT:

Orla O'Donovan

Senior Public Relations Adviser

Direct: +44 20 7296 2815

email: orla.odonovan@hoganlovells.com


 
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