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10 Security Experts On The Biggest Danger Businesses Face From GDPR

Michael Novinson


Audits That Result From Being Part Of A European Firm's Supply Chain

The real short-term risk around GDPR is when an audit of a business takes place because it is part of a European company's supply chain, according to Chris Koch, director of regional channel sales in North America at Austin, Texas-based Forcepoint.

If a business is unable to demonstrate privacy by design and that the proper controls are in place, Koch said it risks getting booted out of the supply chain since it is putting another company at risk of not being GDPR-compliant.

If a business fails to do an audit of its supply chain and there's a breach that began with one of its suppliers, Koch said the business is still on the hook for the fine.

 
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