The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force throughout the European Union on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will replace existing data protection laws and introduce significant changes and requirements that will have a wide-ranging impact worldwide on the way organizations handle and use data.

The GDPR is a real game changer for e-commerce businesses and online stores. Those companies, by their nature, receive and process a vast amount of personal data. This Legal Update highlights the main issues that companies engaged in e-commerce should take into account when implementing policies and procedures in compliance with the GDPR.

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