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EU Regulators Boosting Enforcement of Bloc’s Data Privacy Law

May 24, 2019, 7:01 AM

European Union privacy regulators are ramping up enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation as the bloc’s comprehensive privacy regime heads into its second year.

Regulators say they’re willing to bring cases across various industries if they find violations of the law, which governs U.S. multinationals such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google as well as EU-based businesses. Companies face fines up to four percent of annual revenue for violations, which could translate into billions of dollars in penalties.

Businesses “can expect in 2019 is the transition from the warning authority that explains things and conducts campaigns, to also...

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