“European Union privacy regulators are ramping up enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation as the bloc’s comprehensive privacy regime heads into its second year,” write Bloomberg’s Sara Merken and Daniel R. Stoller Esq.

Businesses “can expect in 2019 is the transition from the warning authority that explains things and conducts campaigns, to also the enforcement authority that intervenes where necessary,” said Aleid Wolfsen, the Dutch privacy chief.

“EU privacy officials are ‘a serious enforcement community with real powers,’ said Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. Multinationals in the EU need to take responsibility for the data they process and profit from, whether or not they have proper consent, Buttarelli said.”

Read the full article in Bloomberg Law.