As GDPR is strengthens the rights of individuals in the EUs and becomes more prescriptive about the collection and use of data it doesn't forbid big data. Mark Webber explores the hurdles for businesses and how to handle big data with GDPR.
Are you ready for this? Originally 261 pages, the GDPR has over 20,000 more words than Shakespeare's Hamlet and has probably resulted in more primers and updates in your inbox than your IT department's imposed storage limits will tolerate. Headlines like: "Companies who've not started GDPR readiness will not be ready on time" and "GDPR fines up to 4% of worldwide turnover" intended to scare, actually scare you. Getting "GDPR ready" may seem a daunting task – but with careful planning, project management and prioritisation, it is an achievable one.