Explainer: The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation And Business Travel

Businesses in travel and beyond face a deadline of May 25, 2018, for compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR changes several key areas of data privacy law applying to European citizens.

Among the major changes that the regulation makes relative to the current data protection regime, GDPR "applies to all companies processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the Union, regardless of the company’s location"; organizations in breach of the law face "maximum" fines for "the most serious infringements" of 4 percent . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.