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.
- 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.