The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, 2018. Internet hacking and phishing have become a big problem, causing the adoption of this regulation to help protect the privacy of EU citizens.
GDPR is not limited to meetings held in the EU. If a US meeting is being advertised to or attended by a EU citizen, you must adhere to the policy. Basic information that conference planners collect from attendees are mandated by the regulation. Some of the data that is being monitored includes:
If the Information Commissioners Office determines that your organization failed to meet GDPR regulations the organization can be fined up to 4% of annual global sales or $24.76 million in US Dollars, whichever is higher.
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