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It has now been more than four months since the GDPR was enacted, leaving corporations around the world grappling with the implications.  Bryan Clark recently offered some insights in Digital Journal’s “Q&A: Analyzing GDPR’s Impact So Far,” where he discussed the impact of GDPR on people and companies operating outside of Europe, similar privacy laws that may impact the U.S., how businesses can prepare for new privacy laws, and the impact on consumers.

To read Bryan’s full Q&A with Digital Journal, please click here.

Blaine Kimrey was recently quoted in the AdExchanger article “French Startup Teemo Appeases GDPR Regulators, Avoids a Fine.” The article focused on Paris company Teemo, which recently received a warning from France’s data protection authority for using data without informed consent in violation of the new GDPR laws.

Blaine pointed out the relative regulatory flexibility of GDPR enforcement in comparison to some U.S. regulatory authorities and reminded readers that EU regulators aren’t gunning to put small businesses out of business, stating GDPR is “mainly intended to guide behavior, to encourage compliance, not as a vehicle for penalizing.”

To read Blaine’s comments and the article in full, please click here.

If you have any questions concerning GDPR compliance, please reach out to Blaine Kimrey at +1 (312) 609 7865 or Bryan Clark at +1 (312) 609 7810.

Photo of Blaine C. Kimrey Blaine C. Kimrey

Blaine C. Kimrey is a Shareholder at Vedder Price, Chair of the Media & Entertainment Litigation practice group, and a member of the Privacy, CyberSecurity, & Media practice group.  A former journalist at two daily newspapers (the Austin American-Statesman and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette), Mr. Kimrey is a trial lawyer who has dedicated more than 20 years to working for and defending media entities. Mr. Kimrey’s practice, however, extends well beyond media defense, focusing on a broad range of direct and class action litigation involving topics as diverse as privacy, consumer deception, intellectual property, entertainment, insurance, banking, real estate, civil rights, telecommunications, and mass catastrophes and torts.  Among other accolades, Mr. Kimrey is Chambers USA Band 2 rated for Media & Entertainment Litigation in the state of Illinois, is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Photo of Bryan K. Clark Bryan K. Clark

Bryan K. Clark is an Associate at Vedder Price and a member of the Privacy, CyberSecurity & Media practice group.  He has an extensive media and privacy practice that includes privacy class action defense, mobile-marketing litigation, class action TCPA litigation, copyright litigation, right of publicity litigation, data breach response, FOIA issues, reporter’s privilege issues and prepublication review.