Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been compared to Y2K, the millennium software bug that caused unnecessary panic about computers crashing—not to mention planes falling out of the sky—before midnight struck on New Year’s Eve in the year 2000. But it’s not much like Y2K at all; conversely, it deserves all the buzz it’s garnering.
When the legislation takes effect on May 25, it will enable European consumers to control how businesses collect and process their personal information. GDPR will impact any organization that markets goods or services in the EU or tracks Europeans’ digital behavior, regardless of where such businesses’ offices or software firms are located.
Additionally, there are a host of unknowns that will impact domain registrants, domain owners and hosting companies as to how the law will be applied. Experts expect significant issues with any processes related to DNS records such as domain transfers as there is no concensus as to how GDPR will