• GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25, 2018. This regulation applies to every organization that holds data about EU-based persons.

At Digital Impact, we see the GDPR as an excellent starting place for organizations exploring data governance. Check out the Digital Impact Toolkit, tune in to our community conversations, and sign up to receive updates on the GDPR and other topics. If you have a question about the GDPR or want to contribute to Digital Impact, email us.

Read on for more related to GDPR. Please note that these articles do not constitute legal advice.


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