General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
GDPR: Where Do We Go From Here?Consultant Thom Langford on How the Regulation Has Reframed the Global Privacy Discussion
Even though the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect more than one year ago, there's still room for privacy improvement, says Thom Langford, founder of the consultancy (TL)2 Security.
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"In my opinion, it's not as successful as I think everybody was expecting, in the sense that we put legislation in, we give plenty of notice, there's a big date that everybody works to and then, really, everybody should know what's in place," he says.
On the upside, however, GDPR has already had a demonstrable impact on the global privacy discussion, he says. "It's moving the needle in the right place, but it's not the panacea. There's no silver bullet here."
In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference, Langford discusses:
- After GDPR's first birthday: Where do we go from here?
- The cultural challenge posed by privacy;
- Global privacy harmonization;
Langford is the founder of (TL)2 Security. Previously, he was CISO of Publicis Groupe (see: CISO Thom Langford's Top Tips for GDPR Compliance).