Data controllers and data processors: The difference and why it matters in GDPR

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As companies scramble to become compliant with the May 25 deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the distinction between data controllers and data processors — and their responsibilities — is coming into clearer focus.

To become compliant, companies are hiring data privacy officersauditing processes and in some cases, pulling out of Europe altogether. And, as your personal email box can attest, they’re updating their terms and conditions, their privacy policies and gathering consent.

But as we inch closer to the deadline, companies may be using these designations to dictate roles and responsibilities that are unintended by GDPR. (I’m looking at you, Google).

[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]


About The Author

Robin Kurzer started her career as a daily newspaper reporter in Milford, Connecticut. She then made her mark on the advertising and marketing world in Chicago at agencies such as Tribal DDB and Razorfish, creating award-winning work for many major brands. For the past seven years, she’s worked as a freelance writer and communications professional across a variety of business sectors.

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