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A new era for privacy

General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) six months on

Six months on from the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into force, GDPR is having the desired effect with a largely positive impact on consumer opinion in relation to personal data being collected and stored by organizations.

The GDPR has now been enforceable for six months, but so far has it had the impact the regulators desired, and the public appear to crave, in enhancing individuals’ privacy? To understand this, Deloitte surveyed a sample of both consumers and organizations within Canada, EU and internationally across 11 countries to gain insights into consumer attitudes towards privacy since GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018.

Our survey indicates that consumer awareness has risen, 85% of Canadian organizations have reported to now staffed a Data Protection Officer, and 48% of organisations have invested significantly to improve their compliance. The survey also reveals some contrasting observations, click the link to learn more about these insights below.

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