GDPR Readiness: Legal and Technological Implications for Third-Party Monitoring in the E.U. and Beyond

The looming May 25, 2018, effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) carries implications beyond just the E.U. for both so-called “controllers,” the entities that make decisions relating to personal data, and “processors,” the third parties that act on the instructions of a controller when managing the use of that personal data. During a recent Bristows webinar, “The Future of Third Party Compliance in Europe,” Robert Bond, a partner at Bristows, and Allan Matheson, CEO of Blue Umbrella, a compliance research firm, spoke about how GDPR and other laws are impacting third-party monitoring and how technology can be used to make that monitoring more effective. See our series on third-party contracts, “A Guide to Anti-Corruption Representations in Third-Party Contracts: Nine Clauses to Include (Part One of Two)” (Jun. 25, 2014); “Clauses for High-Risk Situations and Enforcement Strategies (Part Two)” (Jul. 9, 2014).

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