The DPAs – Data Protection Authorities – will continue carrying out their duties as regulators. In the GDPR, however, they will officially be called ‘supervisory authorities’. Each EU Member State will have to appoint one such authority that will oversee all businesses and organisations in its country.
Also, the regulators from each country are expected to cooperate regarding consistency and especially when dealing with multinational corporations. The aim was to have the same regulatory standard in each EU Member State, and thus prevent forum shopping which has become commonplace.