Building a program for GDPR compliance: Can you answer these key questions?

The clock is ticking and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will start to be enforced in May. Now is a critical time for organizations to plan, budget and make any remaining changes needed to meet its guidelines.

Failure to comply with GDPR standards will result in hefty non-compliance fines, and even U.S. organizations could be affected. Remember: GDPR guidelines will affect any organization handling personal data of individuals no matter where they are located, meaning even U.S. companies that process the personal data of individuals residing in the EU will have to comply.

GDPR is emerging as a board-level issue for many U.S. organizations and the pressure is on cybersecurity professionals to ensure the necessary steps are being taken to protect the personally identifiable information (PII) of EU residents.

Read about the challenges of GDPR compliance and what organizations can do to overcome these on Help Net Security.