2018 was a tough year for data privacy – probably the toughest in the last decade. On 25 May 2018, the European Data Protection Regulation came into force, changing the way of handling personal data in Europe. So what can we expect from 2019 from the GDPR and the authorities which enforce the regulation?
The GDPR is now in force for a few months and has changed the way companies in Europe deal with personal data – of employees, clients, patients, service providers and every other data subject. Now, several US companies state that a GDPR-like U.S. federal privacy law could be a solution for the US data protection world….
After four long years, European policy makers reached an agreement on the European data protection reform and the terms of the upcoming General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) – formally known as the “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”.
The GDPR will finally be adopted in the next few days and will take effect early 2018. As such, the GDPR will be replacing the European Data Protection Directive of 1995.