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Bruce Graham

Hi. It's important to point out that GDPR is not just a "European" thing, it is REALLY critical to realize that if it also applies, potentially, to US, (or any other companies), and as such it becomes important for many companies that we all, as eLearning professionals, deal with.

There's a WONDERFUL article at https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/plan-now-for-gdpr-impact-on-elearning, and  part of it reads as such:

Many eLearning professionals and even executives of US companies may assume that they are not affected by the GDPR. But can you say with 100 percent certainty that none of your employees or extended enterprise clients are EU citizens or dual citizens? Or that the company won’t hire someone in the future who is an EU citizen?

While the law applies only to EU residents, people travel, new people are hired, and companies open branch offices in the EU. In a global economy, business decisions can affect compliance, and it is likely that the learning organization would not be among the first to know. If your company were to expand into the EU, compliance would be required from day one.

I urge everyone to have a serious think about this, learn about GDPR, and ask your clients. It may be that you, and they, are fine, however, it is also a great way to raise yourself from "supplier" to "trusted advisor" too.