The deadline for GDPR compliance has finally arrived and, if you’re like my editor, you’re probably wondering what’s left to say on the subject. We’ve certainly run some excellent overviews of the new legislation here at CIO. But, hold your horses. The data privacy issue isn’t over just because GDPR is now a reality – far from it.
Similar regulations are being debated in Canada, Japan, Australia, and China. And in the US, last month’s news of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to slap Yahoo (Altaba) with a $35 million fine for failing to disclose a data breach has a lot of American businesses also asking what’s next in data privacy rulings? Will global businesses be able to meet new incoming standards and, more importantly, satisfy customers that their personal data is safe? There’s a lot we can learn from the GDPR experience over the last two years.