Alja Poler De Zwart spoke to Law360 for an article covering some of the top privacy developments in 2021.
"GDPR enforcement started super slow, but then it kind of took flight in 2021," Alja said. "Now we're starting to see more and more regulators issuing fines, and the fines are getting bigger."
She added: "You don't have to be in the eye of the storm or a high-profile player to become the target of a regulator. If you have a breach or if people complain about the organization, that's usually enough to draw the regulatory interest."