Are you ready for the GDPR?

Develop a compliance plan with our 60-day countdown checklist

On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect worldwide. When it does, it will create staggering penalties for businesses that fail to comply with its requirements for protecting EU residents’ personal data.

But many of the GDPR’s provisions conflict with U.S.-based discovery principles requiring the preservation and production of potentially relevant information in the course of litigation. Is your business ready to reconcile these incongruous compliance demands?

This week on JD Supra, Brad Harris, Zapproved’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy, provides a 60-day countdown checklist to help businesses prepare for the GDPR. Beginning immediately, Brad has actionable advice to help you assemble a comprehensive compliance strategy that addresses personnel, policies, and practices.

Week by week, this countdown checklist will walk you through the key steps you should take to ensure that your business demonstrates a good-faith effort to comply with the GDPR. From hiring a data protection officer (DPO) and completing a data audit to revising consent forms and training staff, this article covers all the critical elements. If you’re not already familiar with the core requirements of the GDPR, the checklist points out the individual GDPR articles you’ll want to read. We’ll help you get on the fast track to GDPR readiness while simultaneously ensuring you meet your ediscovery obligations.

Questions about ediscovery? We can help you master ediscovery — even when it conflicts with other compliance requirements.

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