For reasons of cost and convenience, internationally operating companies in particular tend to adopt guidelines for their locations uniformly throughout the world. Especially with regard to data protection however, there are local differences that are difficult to implement in all regions. An example of this is the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is mostly supplemented by regional laws. A reasonable strategy should therefore define the principles of the company and at the same time respond to local differences at the respective locations. Continue reading
For our latest data security survey we asked German data protection officers how they feel about the new GDPR that will be legally valid in May 2018. Are their companies ready for the new regulations? Which business divisions will be affected the most? What do the budgets look like?