Brussels, 06 June 2019 | One year after the GDPR came into force in the EU, it is clear that large companies are implementing the regulation at considerable expense. For small and medium-sized enterprises, however, the data protection requirements can only be met with disproportionately high effort. At the Alliuris conference in Brussels, presentations by Karin Absalonsen from Copenhagen on Nordic countries and Dylan Caesar from Brussels on Belgium and France showed that the practice of implementing the GDPR in the member states is also very uneven. This not only concerns different limits for the appointment of a data protection officer in the company, but also the prosecution of violations and the practice of fines – an additional difficulty for companies with cross-border business in Europe. The Alliuris Data Protection Section now provides clients with an overview of developments to date.