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The report also found that while 80 per cent of respondents say GDPR is a top priority for their organization, only half are knowledgeable about the data privacy legislation or have deep expertise.

Google is the top vendor of the software that many newspapers and digital media firms use to sell ads on their platforms.

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set forth by the European Union comes into effect later this month and companies have been scurrying to ensure they are compliant.

Some authorities said they lack the needed funding, while others responded that to satisfy GDPR requirements, they need further powers. There is no requirement, however, that a consumer opt-in, unless the collection falls under a specific sectoral law or the data being collected is deemed sensitive data. Do you already have data that doesn't comply with GDPR?

If you engage with third-party suppliers, you also need to investigate their data processing practices.

The good news for many US companies is they started planning for GDPR two years ago when the regulation and effective date were first announced.

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Any business which regularly or systematically monitors data on a large scale must employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to ensure that the company complies with the GDPR obligations. Since most global companies conduct business in European Union countries, they may need to comply with its mandate to protect personal data and its movement within and outside the EU.

Extending discovery of personal information across Microsoft and non-Microsoft data sources for GDPR policy enforcement.

It is widely recognised that customers' personal data must be given greater protection than existing regulation has previously allowed for. Becoming compliant with MIFID II is known to have placed a significant strain on costs and resources for many wealth management companies, but becoming GDPR compliant need not be so stressful. While less demanding than GDPR, penalties for infringement of the new local regulations include not only fines, but also a maximum prison sentence of up to five years.

Antonello Soro, Italy's data protection head, said the pan-EU law will provide a "guarantee against companies opening "convenience" establishments in countries", seemingly referring to the utilization or exploitation of countries as tax havens, or other alleged regulatory end-arounds.

Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research, agrees that the cost of data protection plays a big role in the procrastination factor, but added that "complying with GDPR is a fairly daunting task". "Part of the problem is organizations in general, tend to be reactive and wait until something bad happens before they take action".

This data can then be used by businesses to better understand customers' behaviour and make strategic decisions. An operational database can do just this, meaning what may have started out as a GDPR risk reduction exercise is in fact a recipe to create new revenue-generating applications and services for your business.

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