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The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25, 2018, prioritizing data privacy concerns for in-house counsel around the world. One year later, as more general counsel share their tips on compliance and more surveys document the law's effectiveness, it still is putting lawyers on high alert with the U.S. discussing ways to pass a similar law as California plans to see its version live in 2020.

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From left to right, Bird & Bird partner Ruth Boardman, Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority and chairwoman of the European Data Protection Board Andrea Jelinek at a panel discussion that kicked off the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Global Privacy Summit. Courtesy photo. From left to right, Bird & Bird partner Ruth Boardman, Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority and chairwoman of the European Data Protection Board Andrea Jelinek at a panel discussion that kicked off the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit. Courtesy photo.

Regulators from both sides of the Atlantic weighed in on privacy regulations and enforcement on the first day of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ annual summit in Washington, D.C.

Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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