It’s coming. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25, 2018. If your business involves processing EU citizen data, you will be subject to GDPR – even if your sole location is Morrisville, and you have never set foot in the European Union. Failure to comply with GDPR strictures will result in staggering penalties: as much as 4% of your global revenue or 20 million euros – whichever is higher.
Full compliance is complex and involves an exhaustive process. However, a company can begin to prepare immediately. The heart of the GDPR is consent: the premise that data belongs to the subject, and that it may only be collected with the full, informed, affirmative consent of that subject. The data subject may revoke consent at any time, may take their data to another service provider, and may limit how the data is used. With this in mind, companies must work with their IT departments to understand the following four things about their data practices:
Saad Gul and Mike Slipsky, editors of NC Privacy Law Blog, are partners with Poyner Spruill LLP. They advise clients on a wide range of privacy, data security, and cyber liability issues, including risk management plans, regulatory compliance, cloud computing implications, and breach obligations. Saad (@NC_Cyberlaw) may be reached at 919.783.1170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike may be reached at 919.783.2851 or email@example.com.
Raleigh, NC – Saad Gul, a partner who focuses on privacy issues, appellate law and regulatory issues, has earned the globally recognized Certified Information Privacy Professional designation from the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP).
Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Charlie Davis and Rob Glowacki have joined the firm as associates.
“It’s an honor to help build a better and more diverse legal profession,” said Gul. “A more diverse legal profession opens doors to all Americans, draws upon the strengths of all Americans and helps protect the liberties and rights of all Americans. The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is making important progress toward the goal of building a better and more diverse profession. I’m delighted to be part of this effort.”
Join us for an instructional webinar on Family Law on March 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm. Poyner Spruill divorce attorney Steve Epstein will explain the fundamental components of divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and alienation of affections. He will also answer questions submitted by attendees.