A number of GDPR experts from pharma companies gathered in Berlin to discuss data privacy and GDPR. Livia Zamfiropol (DLA Piper partner) spoke on the need for a data protection officer and the essential to do list.
The big take away, document what you are doing, or not doing, and why.
There is 6 months to go and a lot to do.
GDPR, which takes effect on May 25, 2018, strengthens data protections for all individuals within the European Union (EU). In addition, it addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. It affects any company that has EU prospect or customer data in its marketing and sales systems, regardless of whether it has offices or salespeople in the EU.