Highway To The Danger Zone
The General Data Protection Regulation was adopted by the European Union in April 2016, with enforcement slated to begin Friday. The rule aims to give EU citizens and residents greater control over how their personal data is used.
Stringent breach notification requirements, getting a handle on unstructured data, and carrying out a user's right to be forgotten while guarding against misuse are some of the biggest obstacles all companies will have to overcome to remain in compliance with GDPR.
Under GDPR, organizations may find they're being audited as part of another company's supply chain or may have to deal with the public-relations fallout from trying to cover up a bad incident. They also will have to avoid classifying too much of the customer data they possess as being critical to the business.
From being unable to quickly delete customer data to having to disclose breaches before understanding the full scope, here's what 10 vendor and solution provider CEOs and technical leaders said are the biggest risks businesses face from GDPR.