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GDPR conformity may hinder AI uses cases and data monetisation unless incentive schemes are in place

Justin van der Lande Principal Analyst, Research

"GDPR conformity is set to be enforced starting 25 May 2018; communications service providers must consider offering incentives to customers in exchange for permission to continue using their data." 

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are set to be enforced starting 25 May 2018. Communications service providers (CSPs) hold significant sets of subscriber data, which leaves them more exposed than most enterprises. This article discusses the immediate and more long-term implications of these regulations for CSPs, recommending that they offer incentives to their customers in exchange for permission to continue using their data.