General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , Standards, Regulations & Compliance

GDPR: Where Do We Go From Here?

Consultant Thom Langford on How the Regulation Has Reframed the Global Privacy Discussion
Thom Langford, founder, (TL)2 Security

Even though the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect more than one year ago, there's still room for privacy improvement, says Thom Langford, founder of the consultancy (TL)2 Security.

"In my opinion, it's not as successful as I think everybody was expecting, in the sense that we put legislation in, we give plenty of notice, there's a big date that everybody works to and then, really, everybody should know what's in place," he says.

On the upside, however, GDPR has already had a demonstrable impact on the global privacy discussion, he says. "It's moving the needle in the right place, but it's not the panacea. There's no silver bullet here."

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference, Langford discusses:

  • After GDPR's first birthday: Where do we go from here?
  • The cultural challenge posed by privacy;
  • Global privacy harmonization;

Langford is the founder of (TL)2 Security. Previously, he was CISO of Publicis Groupe (see: CISO Thom Langford's Top Tips for GDPR Compliance).

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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