The idea of privacy as a fundamental right is at the heart of the GDPR. Organizations are struggling to deal with the amount of data they control, leading to a rise in identity theft and data breaches. By requiring companies to put an appropriate governance framework into place, the GDPR is empowering individuals to take back control of their data. This paper sets out the main themes of the GDPR and offers guidance on how to prepare for its enforcement in 2018.
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