IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: 100% COMPLIANCE WITH GDPR ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE

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In-house lawyers speaking at IFLR’s European In-house Counsel Summit in London yesterday said that GDPR remains a major issue for corporates, with absolute compliance almost impossible.

Almost two years on from its implementation, the EU’s landmark data protection regulation continues to cause stress for in-house legal, compliance, and technology teams.

“Can anyone say they are 100% compliant?” said Neil Paterson, group data protection coordinator at TUI Group. “GDPR encourages a risk-based approach. For example, data protection by design, ‘appropriate’ security measures. As a business, we make risk-based decisions every day. However, it is important that decisions are informed, documented and made at the right level. 100% compliance isn’t feasible.”

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