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Volume: 15 Issue: 8
(August 2018)

gdpr eu data reform compliance

melissa maalouf michelle anderson

zwillgen pllc


International: Après 25 May: how has the GDPR most impacted US companies?

After the daily deluge of privacy policy update notification emails this past spring and the dramatic, 11th hour passage of GDPR-inspired legislation in California this summer, it has been almost impossible to avoid hearing about the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) in the US. But now that May 25 has come and gone, what are US companies actually doing to comply with the GDPR, and how has the GDPR impacted both their day-to-day operations as well as their overall privacy and security programmes and strategies? Melissa Maalouf and Michelle Anderson, Shareholder and Attorney respectively at ZwillGen PLLC, provide their perspective on what US companies are doing, the challenges they’re facing, and the ways in which the GDPR has affected the US privacy landscape.

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