The European Union'sGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in 2016to strengthen data protection procedures and practices.

All companies established or operating in the EU must comply,causing companies to evaluate their data security standards to meetcompliance by the May 25, 2018 deadline.

Cyber insurers are also anticipating a shift in both coverage demand and long-term incidentreporting.

New regs

As EU and U.S. companies reevaluate their data security postureto prepare for the new regulations, and assess the hefty finesattached to GDPR laws, having a cyber insurance policy has becomemore attractive, says BitSightTechnology's Vice President Jake Olcott.

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