Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?


Level 37
Feb 4, 2016
Has the landmark law helped build a culture of privacy in organizations and have consumers become more wary of sharing their personal data?

Any individual who has the slightest engagement in the privacy of their personal data online will likely be sympathetic to Barlow’s quote. It’s been 2 years since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s data protection and privacy regulation which aimed to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the requirements on businesses.

Are there fewer data breaches? Are companies taking privacy and consent more seriously? Do individuals engage in the protection of their personal information more? It’s difficult to answer the question of whether GDPR has been successful as we don’t know what would have been the state of play if the data protection regulation it succeeded was still in place.
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Level 26
Aug 4, 2016
Although the United Kingdom has now left the EU / transition period looks like most of GDPR will still apply, though not really sure if most EU directives have done much at all.