5 unexpected consequences of GDPR

We’re all breathing a sigh of relief that the recent flood of GDPR-related emails from panicked companies around the world has all but dried up. The EU’s new data regulation is here, promising to put individuals back in control of their personal data and harmonize data protection and privacy laws across Europe. But as the dust settles, we anticipate a number of interesting consequences.

Here are five examples (four good and one not so good) of surprising knock-on effects that the regulation may have on business, technology and society.