Can you think back to the end of May 2018? Companies were busy flooding their customer's inboxes with emotional appeals or legal notices looking for their consent to data processing. It was shortly before the GDPR came into force and companies and organizations of all kinds were doing everything imaginable to fend off potentially ruinous litigation or so you might have thought. News reports reached levels of hysteria not seen since the year 2000. Some even suggested that bell pushes might have names removed in apartment buildings to meet privacy requirements. But the end of the month came quickly, the deadline passed and now even 12 months have gone by without any reports of disbanded corporations and rabbit breeders' associations driven to ruin. So was it all a lot of fuss about nothing?
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