I have been in the localization industry now for over 18 years. Starting as a Localization Engineer and working my way down the ladder (no jokes around snakes please) to sales. In the early days engineers and translators rarely worked closely together, my knowledge of professional translation was limited to sending out text and putting it back in the right place once it was translated.
As the GDPR deadline looms (May 25th, 2018) the internet has become awash with posts highlighting the apocalyptic chaos that companies who are not compliant will face, the wrath of governments shall be laired upon those who do not comply. Fines of 4% revenue or €20 million. There will be no safe harbour. Enforcement Officers will have the powers to block all company wide electronic transfers immediately. However, I am not looking to instill more fear and panic to an already jaded audience.