The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was a
phenomenon that spurred Europe into panic and instigated a
heightened awareness of data privacy issues. It is safe to say
that the regulatory tremors were – and still are
– felt well beyond the continent.
According to Philadelphia-based Morgan Lewis partner Ezra
Church, the GDPR has been "the biggest topic for privacy
lawyers worldwide for over a year now".
"It’s been interesting to see how the
regulation has also captured the attention of a much broader
audience than we typically see for changes in the law,
garnering countless news stories from mainstream media and news
outlets," he said. "In the wake of major data breaches and
privacy-related news events, it seems like people recognise
that privacy laws can actually matter, and might even impact
their day-to-day lives."
In an ever globalised economy, the protection of EU
citizens’ data was always going to be...