Europe Will Europe's new web privacy rules also bring global standards of trust?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect today, presents an opportunity for technology companies around the globe to reestablish trust with their customers.

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European regulators were once dismissed as pesky, procedural, and preoccupied with privacy. But as their new data protection regulation, considered among the toughest in the world, goes into effect today, their perspective could become the de facto global standard.

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