GDPR implementation is a marathon, not a sprint, and requires the dedication of significant time and resources to ensure preparedness. U.S. Health & Life Sciences organizations that are already governed by HIPAA have a solid foundation of privacy and legal compliance experience when it comes to GDPR implementation. While these U.S. Health & Life Sciences organizations will greatly benefit from a strong compliance mindset, they must still take into account the different requirements posed by the GDPR. As the May 25, 2018 enforcement date quickly approaches, Microsoft and Polsinelli, P.C., have co-authored a white paper and blog series comparing and contrasting key GDPR requirements with their counterparts under HIPAA. These resources are intended to provide practical tips for U.S. Health & Life Sciences organizations for GDPR implementation, as well as GDPR applicability and compliance.
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