Failing to Prepare for May’s GDPR Deadline Could Cost You

Unless you don’t mind parting with up to 4 percent of your annual revenue, the time is now to train employees on the new data security playing field.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most significant change to European data security in 20 years requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states.

The GDPR is leading the charge to establish an updated standard for consumer rights regarding personal data protection and storage.

Why Does GDPR Matter to U.S. Based Companies?

But what if your organization is based in the U.S.?

Not surprisingly, this policy is expected to extend to the United States.

But for now, if your company deals with any European Union customers or other business entities, you’ll need to get on board with the new legal requirements no later than May 25, 2018 (less than 90 days away).

Forbes: “Time Running Out For SMEs to Hit GDPR Deadline”

In a nutshell, GDPR raises the bar on opt-in data collection.

If you collect personal data or behavioral information from someone in an EU country, your company is subject to the requirements of the GDPR.

In today’s global economy, just about every business has contact with a partner, supplier or client outside the United States.

Life sciences organizations in particular, in the U.S. and abroad, will be heavily impacted, due to the multi-national nature of their enterprises.

We strongly recommend that U.S. companies secure an employee learning program on this game-changing new regulation immediately, particularly those with a strong internet presence.

“Not taking proactive GDPR action now
could result in unfortunate fiscal
consequences down the road.”
Scott Barnard, Director, UL PURE™ Learning

U.S. Companies Have Been Slow to Mobilize

With just three months until the regulation takes effect, 59 percent of U.S. employees still report they know little to nothing about GDPR or how to prepare for it.

As a result, healthcare, medical device and other life sciences organizations are scrambling to provide the necessary education and process changes to get company managers and staff to understand and then implement compliance.

AVAILABLE NOW:General Data Protection Regulation” Training Course

GDPR requires companies to train their workforces how to handle personal data under the new law, with documentation validating a demonstrated commitment to creating awareness and a compliant culture.

To meet this global compliance education demand, UL PURE™ Learning developed an LMS course, “GDPR Protection Regulation,” to protect our life sciences clients and ensure a compliant culture, regardless of company size or industry.

This course covers the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), featuring these areas of concentration:

  • General Provisions and Principles
  • Rights of the Data Subject
  • Data Processors and Controllers
  • Additional Considerations

After completing this course, learners will be able to recognize the general provisions of the GDPR, and identify data subject rights under the regulation. Learners will also be able to identify controller and processor obligations related to data privacy and security.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize general provisions of the GDPR
  • Identify data subject rights under the Regulation
  • Identify controller and processor obligations related to data privacy and data security

Check UL Learn for a Complete Roster of Course Offerings

Prepare your Employees and Protect Client Relationships

UL has literally written the book when it comes to compliance guidelines.

For decades, UL PURE Learning has been the global leader in compliance education, management and maintenance. In fact, we have helped set more than 1,600 global standards defining:

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Quality
  • Sustainability

“General Data Protection Regulation” designed by UL PURE™ Learning’s senior compliance experts in GDPR, is available for immediate purchase. Current ComplianceWire customers may also add it to their course library.

UL PURE™ Learning Clients – Time to Double-Opt-In

Current UL PURE™ Learning clients can get a quick lesson in completing the double opt-in process by validating with us, so we can continue to maintain communication.

This double opt-in process takes less than a minute:

Just click the link below and

reconfirm by clicking a link

in the reply email.


To learn more about UL Learn courses, including our GDPR training course, call our Princeton office at 609-627-5300