The 25th of May 2018. For many, that date will have registered little interest when the first official draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation was published back in 2012.
The date, and what it would bring, was something to be aware of but too far away to interfere with other, more pressing concerns. Fast-forward to 2016, when the final draft was approved by the EU Parliament, and the speck on the horizon had grown to a more sizeable blob. There was a sudden shift in attitude and the date became a concern for all businesses in all sectors and of all sizes.