Member Resource: New EU Data Privacy Regulations for 2018

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In May 2018, the new European Union (EU) privacy and data security regulations will take effect. These regulations, formally known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will make many changes from current EU regulations. Even with Brexit, the UK plans to implement the Regulation as well. The challenges can seem daunting, and the stakes are potentially high as the regulators can impose fines for non-compliance as high as 4% of global revenue.

In an exclusive webinar on Oct. 3, Carl Schonander, senior director of international policy at Connectiv’s parent organization SIIA, outlined specifically what the GDPR entails and what SIIA members need to consider to stay in compliance. The presentation deck is available to all Connectiv and SIIA members here and a video and audio recording of the presentations is available here (access requires a Connectiv username and password). For follow-up questions, Connectiv and SIIA members can contact Carl at

Matt Matt Kinsman is vice president of content + programming at Connectiv, the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b model—including publications, events, digital media, marketing services and business information. Prior to joining Connectiv's predecessor American Business Media in 2011, Kinsman was executive editor of Folio:, the leading information provider for the magazine industry.