Constitutional Democracy and Legal Expert Sujit Choudhry Provides an Exclusive Interview for Status Labs on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations
Status Labs: With GDPR having gone into effect in May 2018, in your expert opinion, was this a long time coming?
Status Labs: What major changes do you see in this new legislation in contrast to the state of affairs after the European Court of Justice’s ruling in the Google Spain judgment?
Status Labs: Are these regulations in place solely to protect consumers’ data, or can they help companies as well?
Status Labs: Do you anticipate that countries outside of the EU will adopt similar data protection regimes?
Status Labs: What are the legal consequences for companies that aren’t GDPR compliant?
Status Labs: Which parties were the most concerned with the lack of data regulations prior to GDPR being implemented?
Status Labs: Is it a valid concern for business that when complying with GDPR, cookies and other tracking methods will skew their web analytics data?
Status Labs: Facebook has come under increased scrutiny this past year. Do you think being GDPR compliant is enough for a massive data company like Facebook to protect its users?
Status Labs: How does this affect companies with headquarters in the US (or other countries not bound by GDPR regulations) but servicing clients that reside in the EU? What is the potential impact of GDPR on the regulatory landscape in the US?
Status Labs: With GDPR in full swing for the past three months, do you believe EU citizens are better off?
Status Labs: Do you believe the rights protected by GDPR should be held by citizens of all countries?
Status Labs: What would you recommend as a good path forward or resource to the average small business owner who isn’t familiar with GDPR?