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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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(L to R): Barbara Lawler, vice president and chief privacy and data ethics officer at Looker Data Sciences; Lydia de la Torre, a privacy law fellow at Santa Clara Law and former in-house privacy lawyer for Axiom and PayPal; Anna Gassot, associate at FieldFisher; and Jestlan Hopkins, a manager at KPMG (Photo: Caroline Spiezio/ALM)

Sweeping privacy and data protection regulatory changes in California and the European Union are keeping in-house counsel busy, especially at tech companies.

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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