The EU has announced that the Commission, Parliament and Council have reached agreement on the final shape of the General Data Protection Regulation.  The official version will be available early in 2016, but we will be reviewing the details that have been made available so far and providing further information here over the next couple of days.  We’ll start with the bottom line:  the maximum fine for breaches is four percent of annual worldwide turnover.  Big numbers, big goals on the part of the EU.