Flood of Complaints to EU Countries Since Data Law Adopted
Since the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on May 25 of last year, EU citizens have filed over 95,000 complaints under the legislation. In response, three fines have been issued to parties that were found to be in violation of the law, the most notable of them being a €50 million ($57 million) penalty for Google issued by France. The company has said it is appealing the fine.
“Citizens have become more conscious of the importance of data protection and of their rights,” an EU statement claimed. “And they are now exercising these rights, as national Data Protection Authorities see in their daily work.”