While no major enforcement actions were taken under the EU General Data Protection Regulation in 2018, privacy professionals believe the upcoming year could be different as regulators get comfortable with the new rules, AdExchanger reports. “I think people were expecting a massive fine on Day One,” said Forrester Principal Analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo, CIPM, “[but] these investigations take time.” Data protection authorities around the EU have seen a surge of complaints since the GDPR went into effect in May, and regulators have needed those first few months to sort out their priorities. “For a reform of this scope and magnitude, it’s only expected that several months will pass before enforcement comes into focus,” IAPP Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene said. “2018 wasn’t even a full year for [the] GDPR.”
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