Will GDPR Rules Impact States and Localities?

Government Technology: When the May 25 enforcement deadline for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rolls around, U.S. companies, organizations and institutions that target their products and services to people living in Europe will be on the hook to comply or potentially face steep fines.

GDPR is a set of strict rules that give European Union (EU) citizens control over their personally identifiable information (PII).

The rules have instilled fear in a number of these entities, which may face fines of up to 4 percent of their annual global revenue or 20 million euros, whichever is greater, should they fail GDPR compliance. But what about state and local governments?

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