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European Regulations, US Business: Practical Impacts of the GDPR

(242 reviews)

Produced on January 15, 2019

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$ 59 Science & Technology and Privacy & Cybersecurity In Stock

Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect May 25, 2018. Although the GDPR is an EU regulation, the era of global business and the ubiquity of the internet marketplace means that many, if not most, US businesses must comply with certain aspects the of the law - but determining whether a business is subject to the GDPR requirements and how best to become compliant can be a struggle. Uncertainty continues about the reach, scope, and enforcement of the GDPR. This program will explore the structure of the GDPR and what it is intended to accomplish, what analogues exist in the United States, and the experiences of US businesses since the effective date.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the purpose and scope of the GDPR and how it might impact a business in the United States
  2. Discuss what a business might need to do to comply with the GDPR
  3. Assess experiences with the GDPR to date
  4. Analyze similarities and differences between the GDPR and other regulatory regimes in the United States and how they interact from a business standpoint


Ronald Hedges


Ronald is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has an extensive experience in e-discovery and in management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information ("ESI"). 

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. 

Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law— Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.


Jamey B.

Clear and not overly buried in slides

Ann N.

The speaker was very knowledgable

Justin C

Excellent overview of the GDPR, CA CPA, IL Biometric Law etc!

Brian F.

Very professional and well done. Good, substantive content and thought. Thank you.

Gene K.

Very good presentation with practical insights into GDPR applicability and enforceability.

Ian M.

very knowledgeable and I really appreciated the tip and practical portion at the end

Mary B.

An effective overview of things to think about.

Marvin R.

I appreciated the opinions on enforcement, which has been an issue I have debated quite a bit.

ken b.

good one

Regina H.

Helpful information

William S.

Fine overview. Thank you.

Thom G.


Catherine M.

Great program. Very knowledgeable!

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