President Trump: Save us from the GDPR horror show
Third Door Media CEO Chris Elwell explains the onerous costs of complying with the European privacy regulation and calls upon the President to protect American businesses from its effects.
Donald Trump was elected president based in part on his commitment to slash regulations on American business. And he’s kept that promise, as he points out frequently.
Given that focus, how could he have missed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s overzealous attempt to protect the privacy of its citizens?
This regulation, which goes into effect at the end of May, applies to European Economic Area residents, no matter where they live, and it would impose onerous fines upon companies not complying. Sovereignty and “America First” are nowhere to be found in GDPR discussions.
We recently hired a well-known digital privacy expert to help us comply with GDPR. Here are some of the jaw-dropping things we learned.