It was enacted in May 2018 but to this day there is still a whole lot of ‘head scratching’ going on over the GDPR. Why? For starters, because it is generally thought of as a European problem since it was a rule put into force by the European Union. But don’t be misled by that! The compliance process for GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – applies to anyone transacting with anyone in/from the EU.
What’s that, you’re saying? You live and work in Chicago so don’t know what all this fuss about? Simply put, if you have any attendee who is from any one of the 28 countries that are currently EU members [you can check them out here] attending any of your programs held anywhere then you need to pay attention and adhere to this ruling.
Now do you understand why GCG workers must be diligent while managing a registration station and pay very close attention to all the instructions being given by your client? Yes, these regulations can be confusing at times but in all cases better to ask diligent questions than to be found negligent. As an onsite temp employee it will never be your sole responsibility to initiate procedural changes that are contrary to what your client is telling you, but sometimes knowing why you are being asked to fulfill certain client requests makes it easier to comply.