How The GDPR Changed Data Privacy In 2018

By Jessica Lee (December 14, 2018, 2:47 PM EST) -- The European Union General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, 2018, bringing in a flurry of privacy notice updates, the shutdown of certain EU-facing websites and advertising activities, and a good amount of heartburn for companies within its territorial scope.

The threat of fines of up to 4 percent of a company's global revenue put a new spotlight on privacy and data protection, and caused a level of panic that was reminiscent of Y2K. Unlike Y2K, however, the road to GDPR compliance will extend well beyond its enforcement date.

What's Happened Since May?

In the past six months, compliance...

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