May 13, 2021
The Weekly Analysis
EU GDPR's focus on privacy could unintentionally, and adversely, rewrite data security
The European Union's sweeping data rule that went into effect last week is focused primarily on privacy -- giving individuals greater control over how their personal information is stored and handled -- but uncertainties about enforcement could have unintended, and potentially adverse, consequences for cybersecurity.
U.S. national security officials have already flagged implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation as a major game-changer for data protection, even suggesting it might drive new regulatory security requirements on this side of...