Your membership and customer lists will be worth less when you comply with GDPR requirements that are being implemented by the European Union (EU) to protect people's personal data.

You won't be able to rent your list - even your membership list - without the express approval of those whose names are included. Approval is also required before you give your list to sponsors or exhibitors. And you'll have to delete old names you may have been carrying on your list for some time.

Here's a summary of the new regulation and some EU information.