Law360: 5 Common Myths About EU's New Data Protection Regime

15 May 2018
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Debevoise partners Jeremy Feigelson and Jane Shvets comment on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a recent Law360 article entitled “5 Common Myths About EU’s New Data Protection Regime.” After a two-year transition period, the regulation will become enforceable on May 25, 2018.
Since its inception in 2016, the GDPR has been a source of great confusion and contention, stirring up many conflicting perceptions of the scope, reach and penalties of the new regulation. As partner Jane Shvets explains, “’There’s been so much put out there about the GDPR, and a lot of what we do is try to give better understanding to clients who hear a lot of different things about the regulation.”
Both Ms. Shvets and Mr. Feigelson are quoted extensively in the article, helping to dispel the misunderstandings and myths surrounding the implementation of the GDPR. “’It’s understandable if companies are maybe feeling a bit nervous, even frantic, because the compliance deadline is almost here,’ Feigelson said. ‘But even if a company hasn't started yet, they're not necessarily in a terrible position. There's still a lot that can be done in the time that remains to begin getting companies into a compliance position and show good faith.’"


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