26 Jan EU Commission Bears Down on Member States Ahead of GDPR
It was recently revealed that all other EU countries, save Germany and Austria, are unprepared for the impending privacy overhaul this May. EU Justice Chief Vera Jourova said that 26 member countries are still lagging behind, which is why the European Commission is increasing pressure to make sure that they make it in time to comply with the upcoming GDPR.
It was additionally revealed that member states who do not make it to the deadline may be faced with a lawsuit. However, a handful of members are still dragging their feet, such as Italy which skipped meetings with national legal experts which the Commission had held. Some may even be looking to bend rules, like Poland which proposed an exception for companies that had less than 250 employees, reasoning out that such companies would find it expensive to comply.