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GDPR goes global

When businesses geared up for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, they did not realise that the principles underlying its tougher privacy laws were being cloned by lawmakers in other countries.

From Brazil and China, to California and elsewhere businesses are not only having to rebuild their privacy systems – they are having to rethink their strategic plans.

The cover story I wrote for the US magazine Internal Auditor looks at the way companies have been getting GDPR wrong – and what they need to do if they want to stay ahead in the data privacy game.