The EU is slated to replace its entire data protection structure in May 2018 with implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR has jurisdiction over any organization that collects or processes the personal data of EU citizens without regard to the organization's geographic location, so the impact of this complex legislation is worldwide. GDPR is not limited to tech companies – it applies to every private sector organization and many in the public sector.

In December 2016, the EU's Article 29 Working Party (WP29) released guidance on several key provisions of GDPR.

On Wednesday, February 1, we are hosting an update to our two-part GDPR series last fall focused on the new WP29 Guidance. Mary Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E, and Linda Rush, CIPP/US/C, CIPM, Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, Avis Budget Group, Inc., will discuss the impact of WP29s guidance, including what's covered and what's not, and recommend practical integration strategies. The February 1 session will be held in our New Jersey office, with similar sessions scheduled in our New York and Washington, D.C. offices.