Early Online Impact of GDPR

As we have reported before, Europe’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018: It seeks to protect the personal data of EU citizens. In addition, it increases the obligations of firms that collect or process personal data. Thus, this rule does not just apply to firms based in the EU, […]

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Americans Want GDRP-Style Laws

  On May 25, 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went effect. Thus, a good topic for discussion involves whether Americans want GDRP-style laws. As Dyfed Loesche wrote for Statista: “Anybody doing business in the digital realm should be able to tell you what GDPR is. And it constitutes a major EU data protection […]

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How Companies Must Respond to GDPR

Last week, we reported that Many Companies Remain Unready for GDPR. And now, we study how companies must respond to GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) by May 25, 2018. Just 17 days from today. In this post, we look at what companies must do. And we show what a global firm — Google — […]

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Many Companies Remain Unready for GDPR

On May 25, 2018, GDPR goes into effect. In June 2017, we addressed this question. Will Companies Be Ready for Europe’s General Data Protection Rule? Despite the long lead time, many firms remain unready for GDPR. In fact, the law was passed in April 2016. What is GDPR? And why do many firms remain unready for […]

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Will Companies Be Ready for Europe’s General Data Protection Rule?

In the United States, consumer privacy rules are not as strong as they are in other areas of the world. Recently, the U.S. Congress voted to overturn a pending regulation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain people’s permission before selling their data about them. President Trump then signed the rollback. As reported […]

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