GDPR Fallout Shines Spotlight on Board Privacy Awareness: Most companies don't provide director privacy training, even beyond Europe's new regulation.

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I had a conversation with a top privacy lawyer for a U.S. company last week who was proud to share that almost every employee in the organization had completed GDPR training for the European Union's far-reaching data privacy regulation before it kicked in Friday.

When I asked her if the board received the training, she said, "I never thought of that."

GDPR, which stands for General Data Protection Regulation, is already shaking up companies around the globe, including causing blackouts for a host of...

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