Every year, on May 25, i write a small post celebrating the Towel Day, but this time there is also a further event!
And this year, the Towel Day coincides with the enforce of European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),wich aims to standardize governmental guidance about how EU member states handle personally identifiable information.
This level of regulatory overview of personal data is unprecedented and has required companies to ensure the highest levels of-of privacy protection, or suffer dire financial consequences, oftne generating unprecedented waves of panic in a lot of small companies.
So, never before today the main advice of Hitchhiker’s Guide is actual:
(Although I doubt that a towel can save you from european laws!)
References and additional readings
- Towel Day FAQs
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- Douglas Adams
- EU GDPR Information Portal
- GDPR causes a flood of new policies
- GDPR: A Nightmare for CIO/CDOs – Or a Dream Come True?