Although the scale of fines that can be levied for breaches of the GDPR is usually the primary focus of news stories and headlines, enforcement of the Regulation is more complex than this might suggest. Understanding how the Regulation is enforced is critical to all organisations seeking to stay on the right side of the law.

The hierarchy of authorities

The Regulation refers to a number of organisations and groups with varying levels of authority. Understanding how these different groups can influence how you implement compliance will be critical to staying on the right side of the law.

The supervisory authority in your country will be your primary source of information about the state of the law where you are based, ...

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