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Thursday, 02 May 2019 14:22

What Does GDPR Compliance Have in Common with Sex Education?

And now that I have your attention… there really is a link between the two incongruous topics in the headline. Archive360’s Bill Tolson explains.

Perhaps you remember sitting through a class in high school billed as “sex education,” yet finding it dealt so indirectly with the topic that it was difficult, if not impossible, to discern the pertinent details that would help you understand what you really needed to know in this area. When faced with a real-life situation, many of us thus stumbled in blindly.

If you know anything about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then you’ll see the close analogy here. While the regulation has been in effect for almost a year now, many companies are still failing to grasp and act on the necessary details to stay compliant — the equivalent of closing their eyes and hoping for the best.