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Was it more hype than reality? With the deadline for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation come and gone, here’s a look at how law firms and their clients braced for impact and now are grappling with the repercussions.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Just after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation took effect Friday, Austrian privacy lawyer and activist Max Schrems filed a spate of complaints against Facebook and Google alleging they’re willfully violating the law and should be fined billions of euros.

Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is a San Francisco-based reporter covering litigation, technology, finance, and the future of law. He writes a weekly news briefing covering those topics called "What's Next." Ben can be reached via email at bhancock@alm.com, or on Twitter: @benghancock

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