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Last Published: 5/21/2018
How might new GDPR Requirements potentially impact the interests of U.S. companies?

As of May 25, 2018, companies falling within the scope of the GDPR will have to comply with numerous requirements.

Some key changes include the following and can be found in the full text of the GDPR:
  • enhanced data protection principles (namely Article 5)
  • stricter rules around consent (Articles 4, 7, and 8)
  • expanded data subject’s rights (Chapter 3)
  • breach notification rules (Article 33 and 34)
  • joint liability obligations (Article 79 and Article 26)
  • a data portability right (Article 20)
  • a requirement for a data protection officer or representative in the EU (Articles 27, 37, 38, and 39)

Key Web Resources

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