EU Data Regulatory
Data protection in the EU is a fundamental right.
It is heavily regulated and there are significant financial penalties for non-compliance and breach.
Personal data protection regulations must be incorporated in all EU business activities regardless of the business nature or sector.
The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) aims to make it easier for companies operating across the EU to comply with privacy laws. However, intentional adherence, both in policy and in practice is not always straightforward, especially so because EU data laws affect organisations that offer goods and services both within and outside the EU. For instance, US based companies who collect and process data from EU residents must have a designated data representative in the EU, unless they are subject to a specified exemptions.