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GDPR & Email: 10 Critical Questions & Answers for Compliance

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation which asserts and enforces protections on the personal information of EU citizens is on everyone’s minds these days. This is because it impacts any company anywhere in the world that interacts with citizens of the European Union (EU), even if that only means sending email messages to them.  The kicker … if you are found to be in non-compliance you could earn yourself a fine of 20 million euros or 4% of your gross annual revenue, whichever is higher.

GDPR and Email: 10 Critical Questions

As an email security company, we receive a lot of questions around the intersection of email and GDPR.  There is a whole lot of confusion out there and ambiguity in the regulations.  In this post, we answer 10 of the most prominent and important questions on GDPR and email that we have seen.  The answers are at times surprising and even enlightening.  However, if you are unaware of the answers to these questions, you are almost certainly out of compliance with GDPR.

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Data Privacy Laws: How Does the US Stack Up Against the EU?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

by Josh Lake

As the media attention surrounding the repeal of the data privacy framework begins to calm down, now is the perfect time to examine where the USA stands with our current laws. As one of the most culturally and economically similar parts of the world, comparing our laws against Europe’s can provide a good frame of reference.

While the US government is focusing on stripping back red tape in a bid to kickstart business, the European Union has gone in the other direction and is stepping up its bureaucracy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These new laws come into play in May 2018, so businesses are hard at work to make sure they will be compliant when the date swings around.

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