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GDPR Penalties Increase Focus on Supplier Governance and Management to Avoid Major Fines

Published: 17 May 2018

ID: G00353968

Analyst(s): Katie Gove , Bart Willemsen , Yanni Karalis


The expanded GDPR scope holds enterprises accountable and levies significant fines for noncompliance; yet many organizations are nowhere near ready. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must support corporate teams by verifying service providers' compliance.

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  • Impacts


Case Study

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The GDPR Applies to Any Business That Has EU Customers or That Processes Personal Data of an EU Citizen
  • The "Burden of Proof" in the Legislation Puts Substantial Liability and Accountability on End-User Organizations
  • Current Contracting and Vendor Governance Practices Must Be Updated in Accordance With the New Legislation

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