In 2016, I met Stephen Cameron at the BCS ELITE (now IT Leaders) Forum at an event about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Over the subsequent months, we read the GDPR in full and wrote a paper on its effect on the digital world. It appeared in the online telecommunications journal Light Reading in March 2017.


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is due to come into force in May 2018, will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens. In this article, Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of GDPR, consider the changing political landscape and analyze how businesses will be affected by the new regulation.