Four years on, is the GDPR a pain or a forerunner in data protection?

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Four years ago, the European Union introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the toughest data protection regulation on the world. How well is it working? The new regulation applies to some 450 million consumers in Europe, enforcing citizens rights to information, allowing them to correct and delete their data, in a rule whose reach extends to the biggest corporations in the US. Those benefits are not yet being felt in daily life for some in Europe, however. Only 9% of people in Germany say they feel significantly better protected thanks to the regulation, according to a poll c…

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