I recently spoke to Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director of the New Jersey Business Action Center. This is a state run organization to help businesses in NJ.
She was kind enough to send the following information to help with any questions.
On our team it would be Bill and for the U.S. DOC it would be North and South offices all info below.
South is anyone in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex Counties and below.
Mr. William E. SPEAR
International Business Advocate
NJ Business Action Center
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820 USA
P: 609-777-4125 F: 609-292-5509
Susan Widmer, Director
U.S. Commercial Service, Northern New Jersey
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
Tel: 973-645-4682 ext. 216
Janice C. Barlow
Sr. International Trade Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service
997 Lenox Drive, Building 3 – Suite 111
Lawrenceville, NJ 08628
They seem eager to get answers.
The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by government; meaning it will be in force May 25 2018.
The first question we are asked is:
Does this apply to me?
The GDPR not only applies to organizations located within the EU but it will also apply to organizations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.
Penalties if you are not complaint will reach 4% of your global business.
What it covers:
Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’ that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.
If this applies to you then please visit, https://www.eugdpr.org/eugdpr.org.html. Google has already sent message to many businesses. Everyone is trying to get the word out to be sure they are compliant.