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Book review: The GDPR Handbook

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t receive an email (or 100!) asking them to opt-in to something or other as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation that came into force in the EU in May. For businesses of any size there was almost inevitably a last minute panic to ensure they wouldn’t fall foul of the rules, incurring huge fines.

Now that the dust has settled, it is unlikely that you can simply wash your hands of it. The GDPR Handbook by Ardi Kolah (Kogan Page, 2018) sets out – in plain English – how to ensure your business will continue to comply. It includes really useful checklists and is nowhere near as impenetrable as the Information Commissioners website (the legal source for information about GDPR compliance). At a basic level, buying this book will prevent you from printing out hundreds of pages from a website if you like to read on paper!

GDPR is critical for any business that holds or processes data from anyone based in the EU. So yes, American businesses need to be aware of it too. But there is a LOT of false information out there. This book will help put your mind at rest and ensure you are implementing the regulation correctly whatever your circumstance.

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