GDPR is here and is instrumental in bolstering individuals’ rights to their data.

The European Commission has issued a statement in honor of Data Protection Day which will be celebrated worldwide on January 28.

Some highlights:

  • Individuals’ data is one of the most valuable resources in modern economy.
  • One of the main aims of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to empower people and give them more control of their data.
  • In order to achieve this goal, people must become fully aware of their rights and the consequences of their decisions.
  • The effects of GDPR are already noticeable. People are more aware of their rights and exercising them. The EU data protection authorities have received more than 95,000 GDPR complaints.
  • With GDPR, and its requirements for cross border data exchanges, Europe strives to ensure strong privacy rules at home but also lead the way globally.

Full details here from the EU.