May 25, the day the GDPR goes into effect, is an important milestone for data protection in the EU and elsewhere, but the journey to GDPR compliance neither begins nor ends there. Alison Howard explains how Microsoft, one of the world’s largest companies, with operations across the EU and around the globe, has prepared for May 25 and beyond.
Alison Howard is an assistant general counsel at Microsoft, where she supports the company’s efforts around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and provides privacy advice for Microsoft’s identity and security services and enterprise and developer products and online services. Previously, she practiced media and IP law in Seattle and was a journalist at newspapers in California and Idaho. Alison holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in international journalism from the University of Southern California, and a BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications.
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