CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – The long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation is now the law across the European Union.

It's a major deal for many reasons, not the least of which is the heavy penalty for noncompliance. Willful violation of GDPR could carry fines as high as €20 million ($23.6 million) or 4 percent of a company's annual global revenues. But the regulation also standardizes data flow and consent rules within and between all 28 EU member nations, as well as with any outside interests that do business with EU entities or hold any data on European citizens.

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