General Data Protection Regulation
The European General Data Protection Regulation has been enforced since May 2018 in all EU member states in order to regulate and unify data privacy laws for all EU citizens. The GDPR’s general key points are targeted towards giving control to individuals over their personal data and protecting them from privacy and data breaches as well as stipulating how personal data can be processed by companies. In order to oversee the GDPR’s regulations, the non-governmental website https://eugdpr.org/ is a resource to educate organisations about the most important elements of the General Data Protection Regulation. It guides businesses to become compliant with changes and new regulations. The website offers clear instructions on how to navigate the GDPR because organisations in breach of the regulations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover. For Facebook, this means a fine of over $1.63 billion. The company has already been fined £500,000 for its involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the maximum amount allowed under the UK’s old Data Protection Act of 1998.