There’s a misconception that the GDPR does not apply to businesses that do not offer goods or services to EU consumers or process personal EU data. The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) passed in the European Union (EU) in May and is one of the most popular topics of discussion amongst businesses that may or may not conduct business on an international level.
Time and time again, businesses and even media publications have stated that GDPR isn’t important to them, simply because they’re either “not affected” or “not governed” by these regulations. Many hold the perception that GDPR only applies to those in the EU, or those who manage business directly in the EU.
Security sales lists three of the most common misconceptions about GDPR and businesses.