GDPR! Its not only for the IT department. Article by Our Partner Global Knowledge
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect since 25 May 2018. This new European data protection legislation has major consequences for companies that store and process European consumer data and goes further than the current EU Directive.
The comprehensive legislation centers around the rights of the individual. Under this new law, people will be able to gain more insight into and exercise more control over their data, even after they've authorised you to store and process their information. Any organisation holding or handling European citizens' or EU Residents' personal information will have to comply with this new law. And beware, in this context IP addresses are considered personal information, which means that essentially everyone will be affected by this legislation, and those found to be in breach of it risk fines of up to twenty million euros or four per cent of their global turnover, whichever happens to be highest.