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GDPR

Here’s something that will make you feel just a little bit older: the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming up on the one-year mark this May. How fast the last 365 days came and went probably has a direct correlation to if and how much you were fined, but nevertheless the paper anniversary seems a good time for a checkup.

The GDPR was instituted in part to provide some regulatory cohesion to the data privacy landscape that rolls across the EU’s 28 member states. Since irony apparently doesn’t observe international borders, over the last year things have actually started trending in the opposite direction, with individual jurisdictions making the most of whatever enforcement latitude the GDPR affords them.

The firm of Latham & Watkins maintains an online tracker that charts derogations across member states. For example, the age of data usage consent for children is 14 in Austria and 13 in the Czech Republic. Spain requires that data identifying a person’s religion, sexual orientation or labor union affiliation be processed under another legal basis in addition to explicit consent. Not so in Germany.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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