Despite recent data breaches, possible fines and compensation claims, companies should not just focus on compliance.

Most doomsday predictions made in the build-up to the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) implementation have not come to pass. The last five months have, however, given companies much to think about.

High-profile social media companies Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, as well as search engine Google, were all hit with complaints to regulators within hours of GDPR becoming effective on 25 May. Investigations into each are thought to be ongoing.

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