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GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

June 7, 2018

Via: CIO

The European Union’s well-publicized General Data Protection Regulation that went into force on May 25 is a much-needed update to its 1995 Data Protection Directive and in many ways a substantial improvement. As leading privacy scholar Daniel Solove says it provides a “blueprint for protecting data that is more thorough and complete than nearly any other privacy law…”

Unfortunately, it did not update its core premise of protecting privacy through a right of individuals to control their own data.

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