On May 25 2018, new regulations will go into effect in the European Union called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are doing business in Europe, this will affect your business. If your website collects personal information and other data from European site visitors or customers, this will affect your business.
The Europeans take personal privacy, especially online privacy, much more seriously than we do in the US. Failing to meet European standards could become expensive. Compliance to these regulations will take some time to implement, and we recommend that you get started soon. There are some great frameworks and guidelines that are available already, and we have included links to them below.
- Naked Security article
- Ireland Office of Data Protection – The GDPR and You.
- Nymity Compliance Framework webpage
- Nymity Privacy Management Accountability Framework
About the Author:I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com