Non-EU companies are ahead of EU companies
when it comes to complaince with the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR), according to sources speaking to IFLR.
The extraterritorial impact of the
regulation means that companies that offer goods or services to
EU citizens or monitor the behaviour of EU citizens will be
subject to the regulation regardless of where they are based.
The distinction between a firm compliant with GDPR and one that
is not, isn’t always easy to find.
In spite of fears that non-EU firms would
either not realise they must comply or be unable to do so, many
of these companies are actually ahead of their European
"Many non-EU companies, particularly verticals and finance
companies, are ahead of other companies based in the EU," said
David Kemp, executive director of legal policy at Micro Focus.
"This is mostly due to these companies satisfying strict