Preparing for GDPR Compliance

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Preparing for GDPR Compliance: We Get by with a Little Help from Our (Law Firm) Friends

In just less than a year, on May 25, 2018, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation—“GDPR”—goes into effect. The law will have wide-ranging impact, governing not only organizations that are established in the EU, but any entity, regardless of its location, that processes the personal data or monitors the behavior of EU citizens.

Ideally, organizations subject to the GDPR should already have launched plans to come into compliance by May of 2018. But it’s not too late to start. And there’s no shortage of published resources available to help companies plan and execute their GDPR compliance strategy. So, rather than add to the already-overwhelming library, I thought I would instead call out some of the best resources I’ve discovered as I’ve been working within DiscoverReady and with our clients on GDPR compliance issues. Not surprisingly, most of the best quality guidance comes from law firms, who have quickly come up to speed as subject matter experts on this significant new law. Here, in no particular order, are some of the readily available—and free—law firm resources:

Thanks to all the lawyers and other law firm professionals who contributed their expertise, hard work, and intellectual talents to these resources. And if there are other good quality offerings out there that I’ve missed, please let me know, and I will update this list to include them.

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Senior Vice President, Discovery Strategy & Data Privacy/Security
A recognized thought leader in e-discovery, Maureen collaborates with the company’s clients and operations teams to develop innovative information strategies for legal discovery, compliance, and sensitive data protection. She speaks and writes frequently on significant issues in e-discovery and information governance, and participates actively in the Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production and Data Privacy and Security. Prior to DiscoverReady, Maureen was a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, where she represented Fortune 100 companies in complex employment litigation matters.
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