GDPR One Year Later

Supporting The Public

During the initial year of GDPR, people have begun to truly realise the potential that their personal data holds. There is increased awareness of the law, especially the data rights that individuals have, and a higher awareness of the role that the regulator plays when rights are not respected.

In July 2018, research was conducted that found that one in three (34%) individuals have high confidence and trust in organisations and companies that store and use their personal information. This is a significant increase from the 21% who said this in 2017. DPOs were surveyed by the ICO in March, with 64% stating that they either strongly agreed or agreed with the statement that they had seen an increase in service users and customers who since 25 May 2018 had exercised their information rights.

Note: Those figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. The

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