Issue no. 31 of the Digital Watch newsletter, published on 31 May 2018, by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation | Contributors: Cedric Amon, Stephanie Borg Psaila, Jovan Kurbalija, Marco Lotti, Aida Mahmutović, Sorina Teleanu | Design by Viktor Mijatović, layout by Aleksandar Nedeljkov, Diplo’s CreativeLab
May was a much-anticipated month, as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. It triggering an eleventh-hour rush for companies and organisations to update their privacy policies and bring their e-marketing practices in line.
The GDPR, which replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive, has reshaped the way in which the personal data of EU citizens is