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On 25 May 2018, multiple companies in the U.S. – from Shoes.com to the Chicago Tribune –blocked users in the EU from accessing their websites altogether. That’s how scared large businesses were of being ensnared by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the day it entered into force. 

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Linda A. Thompson

Linda A. Thompson is the Brussels-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about legal and regulatory issues related to the EU and the European Commission, as well as about lawyers and legal issues in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Her coverage includes the business of law at global and domestic law firms and in-house legal departments. and the impact of regulatory decisions on law firms and global companies. She can be reached at [email protected]

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