1. Yes, You Need to Understand the E.U.’s New Data Regulation—Even If You Only Host Events in the U.S.

    Yes, You Need to Understand the E.U.’s New Data Regulation—Even If You Only Host Events in the U.S.

    If you haven’t already heard about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as G.D.P.R., chances are...

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    1. While the G.D.P.R. is a European data-protection initiative, the impact will be felt right across the world for anyone who collects or retains personally identifiable data from any individual in Europe.
    2. If you look at the world we are in today, data about customers and customer behavior is the gold that any company has. So everybody needs to pay attention to this.
    3. This is giving control back to the consumer.
    4. You've got about 30 days to do that, so making sure your systems are compliant and it's easy for you to find that data is important.
    5. The onus is on us as a company, for our sponsors that we are bringing in, to make sure we are doing our due diligence. So I can still provide the leads but that I am doing it in compliance with the laws.
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