From Restaurants to Insurers, the Race to Comply With New GDPR Privacy Rules

As Europe’s new privacy law, known as GDPR, is set to take effect Friday, the focus has been on expected battles with technology giants such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. But the law’s impact is far broader. The new General Data Protection Regulation is forcing hundreds of thousands of companies—multinationals such as Mastercard Inc. and insurer Allianz SE, but also small manufacturers and even restaurants—to change how they gather and handle information about Europeans, even if the companies have no physical presence in Europe. (Wall Street Journal)

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