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This first news item impacts many companies that do business with the US Federal Government.
Presidential Executive Order 13556
Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

ISO/IEC 27001 can provide up to 87% compliance
Q: How can I tell if CUI applies to me?

A: The Executive Order is applicable when the effort involves Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). CUI is unclassified information that: 

1) Requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with law, regulations, and Government-wide policies information, as described in the CUI Registry; 

2) Is provided to the contractor or is collected, developed, used, or stored by the contractor, in support of the performance of the contract; and 

3) Is marked or otherwise identified in the contract, task order, or delivery order. The clause is required for use in all Government solicitations and contracts, and must be included in subcontracts for operationally critical support or which involve CUI.    
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

ISO/IEC 27001 can provide up to 87% compliance
This second news item impacts many companies that do business with European countries, governments, companies, and individuals.
Q: How can I tell if GDPR applies to my company?

A: GDPR FAQ has the answers. Please click on GDPR FAQ.

Very basically, if you do any sort of business with any entity in the European Union, then you need to protect your company by implementing the 40-plus controls of GDPR.

One solution:

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 with the GDPR controls integrated is one example of conforming with GDPR.

Our partner, SpecAudit LLC, performs this service.