Serial entrepreneur, Dr. Ian Birkby understands what it takes to build and maintain a successful business. He started AZoNetwork in Sydney Australia in 2000, using the profits from the sale of his first company to establish the world’s foremost science marketing platform and service.
AZoNetwork has adapted to significant changes since those early days. Most recently; GDPR. Changing data compliance and privacy regulations have stung large corporations and small businesses alike. Yet, the magnitude of non-compliance penalties impacts the two differently. Large businesses, like Google, treat GDPR penalties like just another tax issue, while smaller businesses are rarely equipped to weather such penalties at all.
In this article, Ian shares his experience of GDPR over the past 24 months. He considers GDPR from a different perspective, and explains how achieving compliance can give you a competitive edge in modern markets.