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What Tech CEOs Should Do About GDPR Compliance (When They Can’t Afford to Hire a DPO)

Published: 27 August 2018

ID: G00369849

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich


Managing personal data is a high-stakes game under the European GDPR, and similarly mature legislation emerges in other jurisdictions. Tech CEOs must have access to a DPO to avoid the significant liabilities associated with mishandling personal data.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The GDPR Impacts Privacy Management Across All Types of Companies, as It Is the Vanguard of Legislation Threatening Massive Fines for Privacy Violations
  • Personal Data Is Often Poorly Managed, Thus Representing a Substantial Business Risk That Increases Exponentially for Tech CEOs Without Access to a DPO
  • New Privacy Regulations Are Creating an Unprecedented Spike in the Demand for Privacy Experts

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