If the legislature had been serious about data privacy...

Christopher Kuner, Fred H. Cate, Orla Lynskey, Nora Ni Loideain, Christopher Millard, Dan Jerker B Svantesson

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[Extract] It is approximately a year since the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, sparking an unprecedented data privacy frenzy. It has been celebrated, and it has been feared. It has been seen as going too far, and it has been seen as not going far enough.1 Perhaps it is a rather safe bet to predict that the true impact—which still remains to become crystallized—will fall somewhere in between these extremes. But one thing we already know with great certainty is that the GDPR’s impact will be felt, indeed is being felt, far beyond the borders of Europe.

Furthermore, law makers around the globe—from Argentina to New Zealand, and from Kenya to Thailand—are now busying themselves with legislative initiatives replicating the GDPR. Consequently, this may seem a strange time to question the sincerity of the general will to tackle the data privacy concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Data Privacy Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


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