Sr Product Counsel | TRUSTe
I recently travelled to Brussels for the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference. With the proposed update to the EU’s privacy laws still under debate, the conference was full of politicians, academics and business people all discussing the future of privacy in the Europe.
While many topics were discussed at the conference, one of the most interesting questions that appeared over the week in Brussels was: what will be the impact of the new regulation on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)? Some policy leaders suggested there would be little, if any impact, while others simply did not answer the question directly and/or did not care in any way about the issue. The SMEs themselves were generally fearful of the costs of compliance and the possibility of high fines.