LATVIA - THE GDPR ONE YEAR ON
In the 12 months since the GDPR took effect in Latvia, the Latvian data protection authority has received a record number of complaints and has begun to impose low-level penalties.
Latvia has also adopted local data protection legislation. In addition, data controllers have begun to report personal data breaches, although many cases did not qualify to be reported under the GDPR. Overall, Latvia reports that companies have begun to pay more attention to security measures tailored specifically for personal data. Even more, GDPR-related questions have become an important part of M&A deals.