The UBER decision and the consequences for employment law
Commercial and IP
However, measuring the impact of GDPR on fines levied against business may be an inadequate and one-dimensional approach of measuring the success of the legislation. Some commentators have noted that despite the lacklustre figures, GDPR has helped facilitate an awareness of the importance of individual personal data, specifically how it should be processed and stored by businesses. There is also an increased awareness from individuals regarding their data rights and how it can be processed by organisations. It is fair to say that after its introduction, most organisations made the effort to redefine and refine their policies surrounding the process of data, leading to greater transparency in the area.
All in all, it is too early to measure with certainty the success of GDPR. Implementation of what is a cultural shift in attitudes towards personal data will enviably take time.
“Coupled with various data breaches such as the Cambridge Analytical scandal, data protection has taken the political central stage. ”