New European Privacy Laws
All of us have a deeply ingrained need for privacy. The notion that every aspect of our lives should be subject to public scrutiny is appalling to most of us. We need time and space to exist on our own.
We all know that the internet never forgets. Once something is posted online, it remains there forever. But what happens when you google your name and outdated, embarrassing news appears in the search results? This is what happened to Mario Costeja Gonzalez, who subsequently sued and took his case all the way to the European Union’s Court of Justice.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and fundamentally changed the way businesses treat their customers’ data. Specifically, GDPR represents a data protection law which was passed by the European Union in 2016, and now affects corporations all over the world.