GDPR for Engineers - What You Need to Know

GDPR was approved by EU parliament on April 14, 2016, went into effect May 25, 2018, and impacts any business handling any personal data of any EU resident. Many businesses still do not comply with its regulatory requirements however, and for other organizations the implementation remains a complete mystery. The following is an overview of what the law encompasses, and why you should care. If you don’t have a thorough understanding of what personal data means exactly, there’s a post about that here. »

GDPR for Engineers - What is Personal Data?

We all know that GDPR (also known as RGPD in France) has brought data policy into the spotlight for many technical organizations. As of May 25, 2018, if your systems (both automated and otherwise!) handle PII of individuals residing in the EU, you must comply with regulation. While this enforcement date makes the topic seem like old news, many US-based companies are unclear of the specifics and vastly underprepared to deal with the implications. »