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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 the Data Editor for ALM Media and Law.com. Based in San Francisco, he leads a newsroom initiative to produce insightful, data-driven journalism. Ben can be reached at bhancock@alm.com.

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