Banks Scramble to Protect Against GDPR Data Breach Fines

Concurrent with—yet seemingly in conflict with—KYC initiatives is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will upend how banks treat customer data, and will levy steep fines against those who fail to comply or suffer data breaches. Alina Haritonova examines the impact of the new rule, which could cost the largest banks “hundreds of millions” to implement.