On May 25, the European General Data Protection Regulation becomes law in all EU member states, repealing and replacing the EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR aims to harmonize data-protection standards for digital personal data across Europe. However, while companies and regulators are scrambling to comply with the regulations by this date, this week is hardly the finish line.
Ali Cooper-Ponte is a rising third-year law student at Yale Law School, where she is an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and was co-president of the National Security Group. Prior to law school, Ali spent two years working for Google on matters related to government surveillance and privacy. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in International Development.
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