Complying with GDPR: The Difficulties American Big Techs Face

8 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2022

Date Written: November 12, 2022


The advent of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced structures, systems and processes for data protection. Despite this innovation, American big techs have been confronted with challenges of compliance, which have resulted in heavy sanctions. Consequently, this paper, considering nine big techs, examines the nature of the common allegations of data breach, analyses the problems with compliance as well as some shortcomings of the Regulation, and makes recommendations that are beneficial to techs, regulators and data subjects.

Keywords: GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, Privacy, Data Protection, Data Breach, Safe harbor, Schrem II

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Oyakhare, Patrick, Complying with GDPR: The Difficulties American Big Techs Face (November 12, 2022). Available at SSRN: or

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