Last week I had a call about the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is a European rule that goes into effect on May 25, 2018, that could potentially effect companies worldwide.
There is no way to overstate how bad the Equifax breach was. Even though it was announced during the same month as mega-breaches from SEC and Deloitte, this one stands out. The consumer records of over 145 million people were stolen and, as Paul Stephens, director of policy and advocacy at the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse puts it, we'll be feeling the effects for "essentially a hundred years, until everybody is dead that was exposed by this breach."