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No need to panic - the era of GDPR comes into force today

You might not like that, but it is the new reality

  • May 25, 2018 09:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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You have been already aware that Europe has a revamper set of privacy rules coming into force today. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, officially becomes law. It’s arguable that Europe’s privacy rules, although a step beyond the region’s existing rights, merely build on what has been on the legislative books for decades. And people, often with a limited understanding of how these rules will apply - shouldn’t be put off by the mountains of digital legalese now clogging up their mailboxes. For almost all of us, there’s no need to change what we’re doing online. 

Rules are only as good as the people who use them. And the same goes for Europe’s new privacy rights.’ Across the EU, government ministries, national regulators and local advocacy groups are running get-out-the-word campaigns to both educate the public about their new rights and offer individuals user-friendly templates to submit queries to companies and governments with just a few clicks of a mouse. It’s just about changing how you look at data collection.

Source: Politico

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