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Brexit and the GDPR - why leaving the EU will make life harder for enterprises

John E Dunn | June 15, 2016
In or out, the EU’s new privacy rules are the new reality.

Solutions will be found to the practical issues and IT vendors won't be slow to market themselves as a helping hand to guide confused enterprises through the maze of complexity. This is perhaps the slightly cynical takeaway from the uncertainty of Brexit: the GDPR has cost large firms a fair amount of money and time to migrate to. Ironically, because it implies more legal and technical engineering to achieve legal certainty Brexit will make this worse.

Leaving the EU has been widely marketed as an escape from regulation and cost of EU interference but in the case of the GDPR at least it will be anything but.

 

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