An often heard statement while we were in Dubai : “Europe can not come and tell us how we need to work over here, can they ?”
Well, indeed, you are absolutely right. But maybe your customers will.
Are you prepared to risk contracts and customers by not being able to demonstrate you respect their privacy ???
GDPR being one of the most stringent regulations in the world, work towards compliancy with GDPR as of today and as a free bonus, get ready for all privacy regulations all over the world.