Data Protection

With two months to go before the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes active, businesses are working against the clock in order to be up and ready when the time comes. The two year extension afforded by the European regulation is coming to an end and there are still many doubts raised as to how it can effectively be applied.
On May 25 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became mandatory, having been published in the Official Journal of the European Union three weeks earlier. The regulation established a term of two years within which members states and businesses could adapt to the new regulation and prepare for its compulsory application by 25 May 2018.
It is believed that business cards, such a 20th century phenomenon, were first used in China back in the 15th century and that they had reached Europe by the 17th century. Despite their antiquity, they nevertheless continue to play an important role in the business world. Cards are still a simple, easy, rapid and inexpensive way for professionals to exchange their contact details. However, and despite the fact that business cards have endured for over 6 centuries, we raise the question: Could their days be counted from 25 May 2018 when it will be compulsory to comply with the terms of the RGPD?