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Jul 18, 2018

Whether you like the idea of the GDPR (and the new California law), I'm sure you agree that these laws will likely change our data handling in business. Even if they are weakened through legal challenges, many companies have already started to comply and change some of their practices. 

I've written about the GDPR plenty of times this year, and I like the law. I hope the law stands strong and resists most challenges. While I'm sure there will be plenty of spurious or silly requests and complaints, I do think these laws are asking for the good data handling practices that most data professionals have advocated for years. These include not only security but also integrity. How often have many of us advocated for corrections to problematic data and been told no? How many times have we complained about security practices?

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