Regulators in the European Union may levy large penalties for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation this summer, The Wall Street Journal reports. Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington enforcement actions should come out “in the coming months.” Dixon said during a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing her office has 51 privacy investigations currently open. U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said companies will pay attention to penalties to see which violations will result in higher fines. Meanwhile, Dixon discussed the challenges of undertaking in-depth privacy complaints. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, covered the keynote panel featuring Dixon and Denham at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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