It entered into force on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) aims to give Europe more control of their information and the way companies use it, while they are causing punishments in the event of failure of the companies. It provides a penalty of up to 4% of the global annual compensation or 20 million Euros (as the highest amount) for companies that will violate the law. It therefore requires Internet groups, among other companies, who gather a large amount of data to their customers, to improve their uses for European.
After its force, the number of complaints addressed to the national authorities to protect personal data (DPA) in the EU has increased significantly. In France, for example, six months after the regulation was carried out, the CNIL strengthens a balance, in which it has mentioned 9700 complaints received since the beginning of the year (between January November 2018), or 34% more than before. 2017 in the same period. Since May 25, 2018, the number of complaints received was 6000.
Among these complaints is one of the files of La Quadrature du Net and 12,000 Internet against GAFAM after the entry into force of the regulation last May. Following its investigations, the CNIL noted two major failures in the RGPD on Google; serious fixes for which the CNIL (National Commission for information and freedoms) demanded a fine fine of 50 million Euros Google, the first sanction pronounced against the number of gowns under the regulation. But what about the whole of the EU? An answer given to us from the European Commission on January 25, the previous day of Data Protection Day.
This year, Data Protection Day is eight months after the implementation of the general data protection rules on May 25, 2018. We are proud to put the most comprehensive data protection rules. The most rigorous and most modern in the world, which is in the way of universal standards, is read in a statement by two vice presidents and two commissioners from the European Commission.
One of the main objectives of the general data regulation is to give citizens the power to act and better to control one of the most valuable resources of the modern economy: their data. EU leaders believe that this goal can only be achieved if citizens fully understand their rights and the consequences of their decisions and expect to see the positive effects of the new rules to begin to show: citizens are more aware of the importance of data -protection and their rights, and now they practice these rights, as the national data on protection of authorities has noticed every day. They have received more than 95,000 complaints from citizens today, the Commission announced. According to a report by Reuters, the majority of the complaints related to distance sales, advertising email and video in closed circuits. According to the European executive, 225 investigations were opened.
For European leaders, with the RGPD, Europe also shows the international way. On the way, let's say that Japan has decided to align its legislation with the Personal Data Protection Regulation, under an agreement signed last year; an agreement that will allow personal data to flow freely between the two economies while benefiting from strong protections. The Commission says it deals with a similar agreement with South Korea.
Also remember that the Trump administration is working to introduce privacy protection rules on the Internet. If no explanation of these rules was given for the time, it seems that the US authorities are willing to benefit from the general rules on data protection within the EU.
Sources: European Commission, Reuters
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