GDPR Compliance for U.S.-Based Companies: Common Misconceptions


The GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, became effective on May 25, 2018. U.S. organizations have been surprised to find themselves subject to the EU’s new privacy regime. Some hope to adopt a one-size-fits-all compliance measure to address compliance once and for all, but instead must confront a privacy regime that requires an increased and ongoing focus on compliance. Our presenters address common misconceptions about compliance with the GDPR, providing your business with relevant information you need to understand the obligations the GDPR imposes on companies outside the EU.

The presenters are:

  • Linda McReynolds, Of Counsel to Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, practicing primarily in the areas of telecommunications and privacy law. Ms. McReynolds is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). She counsels clients on issues arising under federal and state laws addressing privacy and data security.
  • Erik De Herdt, The CommLaw Group’s outside legal consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the area of European Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) law, including data protection law and cybersecurity.
  • Alex Schneider, Associate Attorney at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, specializing in regulatory law analysis and compliance in the areas of telecommunications and privacy law. Mr. Schneider is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).