5 Areas Of GDPR Compliance Where Member States Diverge

By Allison Grande (May 25, 2018, 8:40 PM EDT) -- With the European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation finally taking effect Friday, many companies are likely breathing a sigh of relief. But attorneys caution that work is far from over, given that the law allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties.

The GDPR, which was first introduced in early 2012, has long been hailed by supporters for its key feature of creating a uniform rule that replaces the patchwork of national privacy laws that member states had been able to enact...

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