GDPR doesn’t just effect citizens of the EU, but also people and companies outside of the EU that use software or applications from EU countries. On day one a lawsuit has already been filed against Facebook and Google for 7.8 billion dollars. The implications and changes of the GDPR are going to be playing out in the near future, and it is particularly interesting in the context of a global interconnected business environment – made possible by the internet. GDPR probably will not fade into the background and be just another acronym, but continue to generate lawsuits and legal challenges over a whole host of unforeseen but connected entities.
If your business is affected by the new laws, Microsoft has a good collection of resources and guides on compliance with the GDPR.