Privacy Rules

The Global Reach of Europe's New Data Protection Regime - GDPR

September 2017

On May 25, 2018, the EU will implement its first data-protection law in more than two decades. With antitrust-scale fines, clauses that cut to the heart of the digital economy, and an impact on regulations across the globe, it’s little wonder that the General Data Protection Regulation has caught the attention of companies large and small.

This report offers an overview of the GDPR with less than a year until its implementation, and draws on the perspectives of policymakers, companies and legal advisers, including:

  • the kinds of challenges the GDPR poses for Microsoft, one of the world’s most seasoned and diversified Big Tech companies
  • the impacts on small business and start-ups in the EU and US
  • interviews with EU decision makers
  • the global reach, including in-depth insights and analyses from MLex contributors in Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea