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One year after the European Union introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, how has the impact of it and digital privacy affected news publishers?
Why it Matters:
Designed to update the privacy rights of internet users and ensure that organizations are transparent and responsible when handling customer’s personal information, GDPR went into effect in May 2018 just as data privacy and consent were topping the news after episodes such as the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Although the law was specific to the EU, because of the open and global nature of the internet, the impact was worldwide as publishers around the globe rushed to comply. One year later, what have the effects been, and what’s next?