What is the #GDPR and why does it matter to you?
We all know mistakes happen, and security best practices are constantly evolving. Living in the world means accepting some measure of risk, and it seems that every few days there’s a news story about a major data breach affecting hundreds of thousands of people — but usually by the time we hear about it, the breach happened months ago, leaving sensitive information exposed to the world and the affected people unaware. The GDPR addresses this with a timeframe around breach notifications, requiring that people whose information has been compromised are notified as soon as possible. This notice must include an explanation of what happened, what’s being done to fix it, and what the affected people should do to protect themselves. This type of information empowers each person to respond the way they think is best in each circumstance in order to protect their own privacy.