Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said her agency is prepared to penalize large social media companies if they do not comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Financial Times reports. Dixon said her agency is ready to administer the 4 percent fines for GDPR noncompliance, especially with many companies setting up shop in Ireland. Dixon also touted her agency's readiness for the GDPR, adding it has increased its budget and staff in order to prepare for the impending regulation. "We really don’t bear any resemblance to the authority in 2014 at this point. We have more than trebled; we’ve quadrupled our staff," Dixon said. Editor's Note: Hear Commissioner Dixon speak on multiple panels at this month's IAPP Global Privacy Summit and Privacy Bar Section Forum, in Washington, DC. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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