Publishers must comply with new data laws to avoid €20m fines

Publishers must comply with new data laws to avoid €20m fines

Publishers are being urged to reassess how they process personal data ahead of new European regulations set to come into force in May next year regardless of Brexit, with fines as much as €20m levied on those who don't comply.

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted earlier this year after four years of negotiations, marks one of the biggest shake up of European data protection laws in a generation, according to Shireen Peermohamed, partner at media and entertainment law firm Harbottle & Lewis.

She told The Bookseller businesses, including publishers and bookse...

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