It seems hard to believe that it will soon be two years since the implementation date of the EU’s General Data Protection Legislation on May 25th 2018. 

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then and we’ve seen plenty of data breaches and examples of how the various regulatory bodies have interpreted the rules and dealt with offenders. 

Organisations have struggled to get to grips with their privacy and security responsibilities and even two years down the road from implementation, we still come across many DPOs, CSOs and CISOs who are unsure about best practice and exactly what their obligations under GDPR are.

The GDPR isn’t without its flaws, but it also suffers from trying to legislate in a fast-moving technological environment where innovation is creating issues around data privacy that wouldn’t have been envisioned by those who drafted and amended the original legislation.

If you have an opinion on how the GDPR, the EU Commission is giving you the opportunity to express your views in advance of its report on how the regulation is being implemented on its second anniversary.

Head over to the European Commission website to have your say. You will need to register for an account, but this is a straightforward process and I’m sure they will take care of your personal details!

The feedback period runs until 29th April, so make sure you get your comments added before then. 

We are all impacted by privacy legislation, so whether you are a privacy professional in a business or a just a concerned citizen, it is important to let legislators know what works, what doesn’t and where things could be improved. 

Data privacy often takes a back seat when there are other more immediate topics dominating the news agenda, but it is still important, so make sure your voice is heard.

Sources and Links

EU Commission Feedback Site

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