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GDPR harmonization: Reality or myth?

One primary goal in the EU’s enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation was to “harmonize,” or bring into conformity with each other, the data protection laws of the 28 EU member states.

Harmonization was also one of the main purposes for enacting the EU Data Protection Directive, which served as the source of EU data protection law prior to the GDPR. The EU decided that one major way to enhance harmonization through the new law was to enact it in the form of a regulation, rather than another directive. But scrutiny of the resulting regulation suggests that it may well not achieve the desired harmonization.

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