GDPR is EU law as of May 25, 2018 and there are potentially very large fines for organizations who suffer a data breach. GDPR applies to all organizations who process personal data for EU citizens, regardless of which country the organization operates in. Yes, that means American businesses, too.
I have had the privilege of being a SHARE Board Member for over five years. In that time, I have seen the association make a great deal of progress, which I think is important to reflect on here with you our members.
After events like SHARE Sacramento, I usually come away with new connections and new platform knowledge. But this time, my biggest take away was this: The next time you hear someone say people entering the workforce don’t want to work with mainframes, think again.
While we cannot control the future, we can do our best to shape it. I’d like to think that is one reason we gather for events like SHARE St. Louis. We leave knowing more than we did before and return to our organizations, ideally making improvements and moving our industry forward as a whole.