EU privacy rules: What’s next for businesses and regulators as GDPR looms?

Introduction

Date: 15 March 2018. Duration: 10:49

Ana Rita Rego, Managing Editor in London, and Vesela Gladicheva, Senior Technology Correspondent, discuss the EU's new sweeping data privacy rules. The General Data Protection Regulation will apply from May 25 and companies, governments and regulators are scrambling to get ready for the law. The GDPR will boost citizens' rights and impose strict new obligations on any organization handling Europeans' personal information. There is a lot at stake in getting compliance right, not least because of regulators' ability to impose hefty fines.

For more insight:

No 'rush to penalize' companies that struggle to adapt to GDPR, French data regulator says (29 January 2018)

Handling local data breaches in Europe still 'obscure,' EU official says (25 January 2018)

Flood of EU lawsuits over privacy breaches is unlikely (16 August 2017)

Data breaches won’t trigger automatic fines, says official at Belgian watchdog (26 April 2016)