Why Should U.S. Entities Care About Data Privacy Laws?

Around the globe, more rigorous data privacy regulation is the trend. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016, went into effect May 25, 2018. The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), approved June 28, 2018, will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

Laws like GDPR have a direct impact on the work of U.S. foundations and nonprofits in several ways:

  • Any company or organization or individual that is receiving or transferring any personal data of any EU citizen is potentially subject to GDPR. This is regardless of their mode of operations (commercial or not, online or offline) or whether they have any physical presence in the EU.
  • Violators of GDPR may be subject to administrative fines in the tens of thousands of dollars (or more, depending on the size of the organization). They may also face long-arm jurisdiction in the courts and exclusion from operating in the EU.

Want to Know More?

Join our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. PDT as we delve deeper. Learn about frameworks for managing data and the effects regulations like GDPR and the CCPA are likely to have on foundations and nonprofits