Is GDPR The End of the Wild Web?

You have been getting emails about GDPR. Those are new laws from the E.U. about the personal information that went in effect on Friday, May 25, 2018. If you have missed them, and are doing business in Europe, call your lawyer now. If you have any concerns about what you have read, call your lawyer now. If not read on.
My opinion is the GDPR is a good thing. With security breaches increasing something needs to be done to protect people. Moreover, with all the Facebook news, and Google tracking our every move, perhaps we do need more controls on our personal information. One thing for sure about the GDPR, there will be more legal jargon added to the world’s privacy policies in the near future and most people will still not read them!
DOES THE GDPR AFFECT MY BUSINESS IF MY CLIENTS ARE JUST IN THE U.S?
My understanding is that if your company has an online presence such as a website and they have an opt-in (collect emails) for a newsletter, ebook or white-paper and they do NOT specifically exclude E.U. citizens from opting in, then GDPR applies. Do I think you will be caught in the near future… no? DO I think you should think about it sooner than later…yes.
WHAT IS THE REYNOLDS GROUP DOING ABOUT IT
We are working on simple recommendations for our clients to follow (after they show it to a lawyer). They should be ready in the next 30 days. Need help now? We have a legal specialist to talk with… email me and I will send you the name and contact information.
CONCLUSION
The U.S. will have stronger laws like the GDPR soon. At a minimum, you should update your privacy policy and be sure you are following through on whatever it says
It will be complicated for US companies doing business in Europe – But it may be a good first step for needed controls.

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