Data protection is a critical — and stressful — duty for any organization that processes information used to identify an individual. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) casts an even wider net over what data companies worldwide must protect when handling the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens. For the first time, GDPR requires all genetic, mental, cultural, economic, and social information be secured.

Several branches of information technology previously unaffected by data protection laws are now on the clock to fulfill the new requirements. The latest version of the GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018, leaving some companies scrambling to comply with the expanded range of personal data that now falls under regulation.

Here are three ways content management systems can make GDPR compliance work in your company’s favor.

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