EMEA: all systems go

Author: Olly Jackson | Published: 27 Apr 2018
It’s full steam ahead for GDPR

The focus in Europe has been on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the May deadline fast approaching. In what is arguably the biggest change to data protection, the regulation has got employers in a tailspin. Consent is perceived to be the most troubling aspect of GDPR, as the regulation dramatically raises the standard required for businesses to obtain consent from data subjects. But for businesses there could be an easier way and many are going own a different path: they are said to be retreating from consent as a legal basis and moving to other bases which potentially have less of an impact on business models. Providing that the necessary requirements are met, this seems like a sensible solution to minimise disruption.

In further GDPR related news, non-EU firms remain unaware of the need for compliance....