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Taking the wrong approach to GDPR compliance

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Feb 15, 2018

Data management is about to get even harder.

The General Data Protection Regulation, the EU’s new comprehensive privacy regulation will enable individuals to have their data deleted, moved, or produced upon request. While this is a groundbreaking step for individual data privacy rights, the regulation’s steep demands coupled with fines of up to 4 percent of global annual turnover put organizations in a compromised position in which their management of data assets can be dictated by third parties.

There is also the potential for mass misuse of these new rights.

For instance, consider the mishap a dissatisfied celebrity with a large following could cause by compelling their social media followers to ask an organization to delete all their personal data. This organization could be faced with the task of having to identify and delete data for hundreds or even thousands of data subjects in a short period of time.

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