Attention U.S. Businesses: You may not be exempt from a new privacy regulation that comes into effect in the European Union (EU) in less than three months.
This new regulation is unlike the rules with which you may be familiar. EU lawmakers are applying the new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) extraterritorially, meaning beyond the borders of the EU.
U.S. companies may not realize that they could be impacted. If impacted, U.S. companies should seek immediate assistance of counsel to determine their exposure to the new rules.
Our firm built a quick tool that will tell you if we are recommending a consultation with The CommLaw Group on the GDPR. Our questionnaire will ask you specific questions about your business, especially information that you collect on residents of the EU or individuals located in an EU country.
We have to warn you: our questionnaire is not foolproof and does not dispense legal advice. Only a lawyer can do that. The purpose of our questionnaire is to tell you if we are recommending a consultation with an attorney at The CommLaw Group to review your situation and need to comply with GDPR.
EU officials are promising hefty sanctions for violators that make it imperative that companies take notice of the regulation. Fines can be up to four percent of global annual turnover or 20 Million Euros, whichever is higher. If you are unsure about GDPR, we recommend seeking legal counsel.
If you have any questions about GDPR, attorneys at The CommLaw Group can help. To learn more, please contact Linda McReynolds, Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, at 703-714-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alexander Schneider, Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, at 703-714-1328, or email@example.com.