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Jul 2017 - Market Perspective - Doc # EMEA42892717

The Impact of GDPR for Channel-Centric Vendors

Authors: Hannah Breeze, Lise Hagen
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This IDC Market Perspective provides an analysis of channel preparations for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Data processors spanning the entire channel, from technology vendors through to partners, will be impacted. Well-prepared vendors can use GDPR preparation as an opportunity to further develop a robust and differentiated channel strategy.

"GDPR compliance needs to be a priority for European vendors and their channel partners. The channel structure can become a mechanism for supporting and protecting partners and vendors in their capacity as data processors and data owners," said Margaret Adam, program director, European Channels and Alliances.

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