For almost everybody in the business world in Europe, but especially for company managers, HR leaders, marketing staff and legal experts, one of the biggest issues of last year was the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. The GDPR has been mandatory and directly applicable in all Member States from 25 May 2018. Legal experts of Sorainen Latvia, the Latvian partnerfirm of WTS Global collected some cases of violation of personal data from various EU-States, the imposed fines and the main conclusions.