On the GDPR’s 2nd birthday, DPO Centre CEO, Rob Masson, posed the question, is the GDPR too much, too little or too late?
After its tumultuous arrival two years ago much has changed. Clearly, much needed to change, but has it been enough and is it going to be enough? Will the myriad of privacy issues surrounding the current health crisis have it hailed as the saviour of our fundamental human right to privacy, or the law that served only to complicate and prolong a pandemic. Suffice to say, the debate will run and run.
You can hear Rob Masson’s views on this subject, alongside those of Andrea Ward, Director at global top 30 law firm Squire Patton Boggs in the recent Data Protection World Forum webinar entitled “The GDPR at 2 – Its Past, Present and (far from simple) future”.
Rob Masson also said recently “The future of the GDPR is far from clear, especially in the UK given the shadow being cast by Brexit. We have seen first-hand the role of DPO (An independent data protection expert whose role includes the monitoring of internal compliance, advising on data protection obligations and acting as a contact point for data subjects and the supervisory authority....) evolve greatly over the last 2 years as it has needed to develop in line with our clients’ ever demanding requirement for dependable, pragmatic and actionable advice”. The four fascinating stages of this evolution have been examined in more detail in the DPO Centre’s recent blog entitled The Evolving Role of the DPO – 2 Years on.
Happy Birthday, GDPR.