GDPR – a responsible answer to an increasingly digital world – respects both progress & our fundamental right to privacy. With social media, the internet of things & cloud computing, personal data moves & contributes in ways it has never before. Digital Luxembourg & its partners worked to not only establish GDPR, but make sure that every individual, business & public servant understands its implications.
Protecting data first
GDPR, which will replace the current 1995 directive, aims to (1) give ordinary citizens more control over their data, (2) have businesses adopt more responsibility while reducing their administrative work load & (3) reinforce the role of data protection authorities like the CNPD. Citizens who understand their rights & trust their data controllers will more opening embrace the opportunities of digitalization.
We want to take the surprises out of GDPR’s arrival & make it as easy to understand as possible. Info sessions, conferences & workshops invite stakeholders to learn about the data regulation & what actions are expected of them. Events like the annual EU-wide Data Protection Day on January 28th, help raise awareness of the importance of data protection in modern society.