As a result of the passage in 2016 of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we expect to see multinational companies spending much of 2017 preparing for compliance. The regulation goes into effect in May 2018, and will impose significant penalties for non-compliance. It differs from the current privacy regime in Europe, and will require many companies to assess their current practices and create new internal procedures to ensure compliance.

TIP: Learn more about steps towards compliance with GDPR compliance in our Privacy Year in Review.