Massive fines planned in European data breach crackdown
The European Commission could impose huge fines on companies that breach new data laws, currently under review, even if they are based in the United States. Rosemary Jay, former head of the UK's data protection authority's legal office and senior attorney at Hunton & Williams, confirms whatever changes are made to EU laws cannot change the US position. US companies are put under pressure to disclose information to the US government because those companies are subject to American law. Jay's practice focuses on EU and UK data protection issues.