4 Key Steps to Get Ready for the GDPR

This is the next in our series to count down to May 25, 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect.

The new privacy law governs how you should protect, use, store, and delete personal data. And because it applies to anyone who collects and stores data about EU citizens, it affects a sweeping range of organizations around the world. A PwC survey showed that 92% of U.S. companies consider the GDPR a top priority. But Gartner estimates that more than 50% of organizations won’t be ready by the go-live.

“Complying with the GDPR is a business-wide challenge that will take time, tools, process, and expertise, and may require significant changes in your privacy and data management practices.” –Microsoft

To help guide your process, this graphic shows the four key steps Microsoft recommends you take in your journey to the GDPR. In coming posts, we’ll do a deep dive on actions you can take in each area.



Read more: Microsoft, Beginning your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Journey: Accelerate GDPR compliance with the Microsoft Cloud, May 2017.