Instant Insights / The GDPR Deadline Hits. Now What?

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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With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline for compliance imminent, there’s been a focus on whether U.S.-based multinational company can get their data practices up-to-date in time for compliance. As to how the GDPR will coexist on the global business stage alongside China’s controversial Cybersecurity Law, however, is a different story.

Ian Lopez

Ian Lopez is a litigation editor for Law.com. He's also the author of What's Next, a weekly briefing on the intersection of law and technology. You can reach Ian at ilopez@alm.com. On Twitter - @IanMichaelLopez

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