All privacy professionals, whether in the EU or the U.S., need to have an understanding of the implications of General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) compliance, particularly since the fines and penalties that could be imposed for non-compliance are intimidating. GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018, and many companies are struggling to become compliant by the deadline. The European Commission (Commission) has acknowledged that companies are grappling with how to comply with the daunting new requirements. In response to what has been described as widespread panic, the Commission has released a new website that provides extensive guidance on GDPR implementation, for which we are all grateful.

The helpful website provides documents explaining the GDPR and its requirements, infographics, information about enforcement and FAQ and is well worth surfing.