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Helena Brown is Partner and Head of Data at Addleshaw Goddard

Helena Brown: We’ve reached a ‘new normal’ on personal data

As we approached May 2018, there was no escaping the impending general data protection regulation (GDPR). Following its announcement, we watched our inboxes fill with ‘opt-in’ marketing emails from brands we forgot we followed and saw unprecedented levels of panic as businesses grappled with the reality of what it could mean for them, their customers and their data.

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The centenary service at St Symphorien cemetery in Mons, Belgium. The cemetery contains the graves of the first and last British soldiers killed in the conflict. Picture: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/PA

Leader: Take care we never have to relearn Great War lesson

In the long period of relative peace that preceded the First World War, an idea developed that there was little prospect of a cataclysmic conflict between the so-called “Great Powers”. The world was far too closely interconnected by the then modern communication systems of the telegraph and telephone, which had cut the time taken to deliver messages across continents from days and weeks to minutes, and by mutually enriching trade between nations.

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