Steve Britt and Sarah Hutchins co-authored an article in WRAL TechWire about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This article is the second of a five-part series on data privacy law to bring some clarity to one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of technology law.
“The enactment of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 25, 2018, was a watershed event globally for data privacy,” they wrote. “It set the high-water mark for data privacy, and, while California took some diversions in its initial iteration of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), several of those departures are now being revisited under the new California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).”
“But the first thing to understand about Europe, as evidenced by GDPR, is that data privacy is baked into the European culture,” they wrote. “In fact, in 1995, just as America was discovering the Internet that led to the explosion of e-commerce, Europe enacted the Data Protection Directive (DPD) containing many of the same principles now found in GDPR.”
You can read the full article here: Guest opinion: General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR – Where it all began
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