GDPR spurs increased awareness of data protection

  • European Union
  • 03/08/2019
  • Out Law

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has increased businesses’ and citizens’ awareness of their responsibilities and rights under data protection law, according to Ireland’s data protection watchdog.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published its latest annual report (104-page / 2.36MB PDF), which covers the period from 25 May 2018, when GDPR took effect, to 31 December.

The report highlights an increase in the number of data protection complaints to the DPC since the GDPR took effect. The number of complaints raised in the period totalled 2,864 compared to 2,642 for the whole year in 2017 (continue)

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