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Extraterritorial Scope of GDPR: Do Canadian Businesses Need to Comply?

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Feb 15, 2018

On February 15, 2018, Miller Thomson published an article on how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) will be coming into force on May 25 of this year. While the GDPR has been a hot topic for some time in Europe, it has only recently begun to hit the radar of Canadian companies.

While there are many questions around the GDPR, one key question that organizations outside of the European Union (the “EU”) are asking is whether they are required to comply with the GDPR, even if they do not have a physical presence within the EU. While the answer will largely depend on the specific activities of each organization, there are good reasons to believe that in many instances, compliance with the GDPR may be required.

Review the full article Miller Thomson's website.

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