If you’re a business with even a single customer in the European Union, or a not-for-profit with supporters there, it’s vital you know about the GDPR. It doesn’t matter whether your organization is actually located in France or Florida, so long as you’re interacting with someone located in the EU.
If you violate the GDPR, you could be fined up to 4% of your annual global revenue, or up to €20 million, whichever is higher. These laws fundamentally change how all organizations, from small operations to massive enterprises like Google, do business inside and with the EU.
If you’re an EU citizen, these new laws are designed to put you in the driver’s seat. So it’s important that you know what your new rights are, and what entitlements organizations now have to provide you with.
In this article, we cover exactly what the GDPR is, how it will affect your interactions with EU citizens, and how you can go about complying with these new regulations.