Get ready to see the EU’s landmark privacy regulation flex its muscles as it prepares for a fight.
The GDPR’s quiet first two years give a false impression of the impact the law has had on the global stage. The legislation has raised the EU’s profile among regulators and lawmakers around the world and inspired similar regulations in Brazil and India, as well as in California, home to many of the tech giants. Tech companies have had to change their privacy policies and disclosures not only in Europe but around the world, since it doesn’t make sense to observe two sets of privacy standards.
And industry watchers say more moves are coming. The regulators are just taking the time to make sure these sanctions stick.