This article on TechRadar discusses that while privacy was simultaneously an exciting but also chaotic topic in 2018, this year, will we see a decline in interest or will it remain as high on the agenda?
The answer is most likely, “yes, it will remain on the agenda, but for different reasons”.
The main thrust of the privacy news cycle in 2018 was simple – GDPR’s arrival, the confusion it caused, especially in relation to Brexit, and the domino effect it had globally, as more and more countries adopt their own very similar legislation.
But in 2019, the emphasis shifts. Now we are talking about its enaction and extension.
Big brands are being hit with hefty fines, theoretically being held up as examples to all businesses of the seriousness with which Supervisory Authorities are dealing with transgressions. While this will be true for some, many smaller companies are thinking they can hide under the radar. This is just one of the many misperceptions that we highlight in our Tales from the GDPR Frontline – a collection of anecdotes of the mistakes and oversights that our Privacy team has noticed amongst our clients.