GDPR Could Last 20 Years Despite Brexit, PwC Expert Says

Law360, London (November 15, 2018, 5:20 PM GMT) -- British companies are likely to face the threat of massive fines under the European Union’s information protection regime for the next two decades, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ lead partner for data protection told Law360 on Thursday.

Stewart Room, partner at the professional services giant, noted that Britain passed its first Data Protection Act in 20 years this May to implement the formidable General Data Protection Regulation. A similar delay now looks likely before any major changes are made, despite Britain’s impending exit from the EU on March 29, he said.

“My belief is that the U.K. will continue to have the GDPR in law...

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