Europe's privacy law celebrates its first birthday
It's been a year since Europe's strict new privacy law, known as GDPR, went into effect.
What's happening: Ireland, which is tasked with investigating potential violations by most of the U.S. tech giants, has launched 19 cross-border probes, including 11 against Facebook, according to the BBC.
Twitter, LinkedIn and Google also face probes, per the BBC report.
Here are some of the other actions taken by various European regulators.
Why it matters: Despite fears GDPR's rules would be either too onerous or not go far enough, the law is emerging as a model for privacy legislation elsewhere, including in the U.S.