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GDPR is now law. Is your business fully compliant?

May 25, 2018 — the day that GDPR, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, became enforceable — came and went like any other day. That silenced a lot of the doomsday-esque predictions we saw in the business pages leading up to its implementation. But while it’s true that it hasn’t been all fires and plagues since the regulation came into effect, businesses shouldn’t take the quietude to mean that GDPR is like those “speed limit enforced by aircraft” signs: intended to scare people into compliance, but not actually enforced. In practice, any law or regulation is a combination of the written legislation, the interpretation of that text and how it’s enforced. We have no idea how punitive the European Commission’s enforcement will be, nor do we know how it will determine what constitutes adherence to provisions like Article 25, “Data protection by design and by default.”

BAB Welcomes Fourth Session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group and Second SME Dialogue

BritishAmerican Business (BAB) welcomes the joint release by the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, and the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, after the fourth session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group, and the second meeting of the US-UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) dialogue that took place in London last week.

2018 Insurtech Mission to Las Vegas

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is proud to invite you to register your interest for our InsurTech Mission to Las Vegas from October 1-3, 2018, with an optional extension to the San Francisco Bay Area October 4-5. This visit offers British businesses the opportunity to gain high visibility in the US market through an opportunity to participate on stage at InsurTech Connect, delegates-only meetings with speakers, one-on-ones with venture capitalists, and exclusive events to build relationships within the US InsurTech industry. Delegates can choose, with the help of DIT, to arrange two additional days of bespoke programmes to explore San Francisco's unique InsurTech sector and to pitch VCs.

BABC June 2018 Policy Update

​ The British-American Business Council would like to wish everyone a very happy Fourth of July and hope you had a safe and fun day, wherever you were celebrating. In June BAB kicked off its Political Insights series with Sir Vince Cable and hosted the first in a series of high level meetings with Her Majesty's Government with the Minister of State for Trade Policy, focusing on UK-US trade and investment and the business environment companies face in the UK.

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