September 28, 2018

New ABA book provides guidance for Americans on complex European Union

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2018 — A new ABA book, “The EU GDPR General Data Protection Regulation: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions,” provides straightforward and practical answers to core questions that are raised by most attorneys and privacy professionals that grapple with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR is a comprehensive European data privacy regulation that applies to U.S. companies that offer services to Europeans. U.S. companies and U.S.-based legal practitioners are particularly concerned with the GDPR because of its draconian penalties of up to 4 percent of gross revenue. Although the regulation has similarities to facets of U.S. data privacy and security laws, U.S. legal practitioners often find it confusing and inaccessible.

There are relatively few resources for U.S.-based legal practitioners who are not steeped in data privacy and security. This book identifies the biggest points of confusion with Europe’s complicated privacy framework and provides concise summaries for U.S.-based companies. “The EU GDPR General Data Protection Regulation” serves both as a comprehensive manual that has condensed thousands of pages of policy measures and as a desk reference that contains helpful hints. This book is a necessary text for any attorney or business leader who wants to understand and master these new global guidelines.

Author David Zetoony is a partner in the Boulder, Colo., office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP. He represents companies around the world on data privacy and security issues ranging from data breaches to regulatory investigations. He has served in various leadership roles within the privacy and data security community, including as a co-chair for the Colorado chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Zetoony received a JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award in 2017 and 2018 and was named a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal in 2016.

Title:                            The EU GDPR General Data Protection Regulation: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions
Publisher:                    ABA Publishing
Pages:                         386 pages
Product Code:             1620766
ISBN:                           9781641052337
Size:                            6 x 9, paperback
Price:                           $89.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

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