It's been a year since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on May 25, 2018.
Touted as one of the strictest privacy laws to date, has the GDPR succeeded in meeting its agenda? Are businesses meeting the compliance requirements for data collection and processing? How strict have Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) been with enforcing the regulation? What impact has the GDPR had on individuals and businesses alike?
Let's take a look at how the GDPR has fared in the past year.
On January 21, 2019, Google was awarded the highest GDPR fine to date: €50 million (USD 56.8 million). Country: France
An entrepreneur was fined €5,280 (nearly USD 6,000) for unlawful video surveillance of a public sidewalk. Country: Austria
A social media provider was fined for failing to secure users’ personal data, but the fine was reduced to €20,000 because the company proactively informed the authorities in time. Country: Germany
The GDPR gave people the right to evade the constant bombardment of marketing and promotional emails from companies that claimed they did it with “legitimate interest” for their customers. Let's find out from the EU citizens how the GDPR has fared in this regard.
The GDPR gave people complete control over their data and even the right to be forgotten. Let’s see if the EU citizens feel their private data is now safe and secure.
The GDPR has given people the right to access their personal data and to know the details about how this data is being processed. Are the EU citizens exercising this right?
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