GDPR is a landmark in privacy jurisdiction. Through its 99 articles, it sets a framework for both businesses and individuals on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to protecting privacy. The most important element in my opinion is that privacy functions a fundamental human right and needs to be protected.

The Authorities View

Although the first year of GDPR enforcement was considered a “grace period,” many high-profile investigations and fines have made it to the headlines such as:

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Hundred of cases are being investigated by almost all National DPAs. According to the European Data Protection Board, Data Protection Authorities in 11 Member States issued €56 million of fines over the first year of GDPR.

Actually, this first year was the second chance businesses had (Read more...)