01/31/2018

McLean Participates in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Webinar

Jason R. McLean, an associate in the firm's Pittsburgh office, recently participated in a panel with other distinguished professionals and thought leaders in the webinar, General Data Protection Regulation:  The 2018 Guidance and Developments, sponsored by The Knowledge Group.  The GDPR, which goes into effect May 25, 2018, applies not only to organizations in the European Union (EU), but also to non-European organizations that deliver goods and services or target consumers in Europe.

The new regulation is expected to have a significant impact on businesses and necessitates the implementation of data protection compliance programs to safeguard data subjects and avoid substantial enforcement penalties under GDPR.

In addition to providing a general overview of the new regulation in terms of scope, enforcement and notification, Mr. McLean also explained new pre-breach policy and procedure requirements and how breach response notification requirements may differ or be heightened under GDPR.