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GDPR training – there’s still time (just)

May 25th, 2018 is going to be an interesting day. It’s when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, and it affects anyone, globally, who deals with the personal data of EU citizens. That might come as a shock to organizations outside the EU who thought it didn’t affect them. The new rules were announced two years ago so there has been plenty of time to prepare, but human nature and the not-particularly-interesting subject matter have made sure that there is now a rush to get compliance before the May deadline.

GDPR isn’t a country, but don’t mess with it

On May 25, 2018 a raft of European Union data norms will come into effect which constitute the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Despite the acronym’s resemblance to that of a defunct nation, GDPR is Europe-wide, and indeed global when its ramifications are followed to their conclusions. And whereas in old East Germany people’s data belonged to the state and private business was frowned upon, now we have a world in which private business is getting its hands on more and more of people’s data and governments are stepping in to protect their citizens.

U.S. business law in a nutshell

Companies in the United States need to know business law in order to sustain and grow their operations without falling foul of the system. With areas from bankruptcy to information privacy, business law finds its way into almost everything firms and their employees do. It defines the responsibilities of directors and company officers, the rules of partnerships and limited liability companies, securities regulation, intellectual property, corporate finance and a great deal else.

Legal code: Information Technology Law

Net Neutrality. Free Speech on the Internet. Music Piracy. Governments snooping on their citizens. Who decides if all this is right, wrong or just plain murky? Who’d want to tackle the big ethical issues of the Internet Age: Wikileaks, Super-injunctions and social media, Edward Snowden?