The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) A Tool For Technological World

Kritika Goswami Ahuja

Volume II – Issue I, 2020

“If you put a key under the mat for the cops, a burglar can find it, too. Criminals are using every technology tool at their disposal to hack into people’s accounts. If they know there’s a key hidden somewhere, they won’t stop until they find it.

– Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

However keeping the above in mind one can say that the technology although have significant positive impacts on the human life but its negative impact on people’s privacy cannot be overlooked hence it’s the responsibility of the people as well as the government to keep their data security on priority basis. On this basis the European Union has tried to guarantee the security of this directly through enactment. Therefore, in 1995 the European Union took its first step in lieu of the protection security standards by legal enactments. Since then the rule regarding the data protection has evolved and in 2018 the general data protection regulation also known as GDPR came in force. GDPR came into force to meet the needs of emerging data protection issues. However, many other countries have also made an attempt to make legislative framework for the protection of data breaches made by companies. India too has very recently made few attempts and has found a way to establish a data security structure displayed along the lines of the GDPR.The term GDPR stands for general data protection regulation. GDPR are the set of rules and regulations which govern the people and the economic areas of EU. In this article an attempt is made to understand concept of GDPR alongwith its impact and the challenges brought in its implementation. Further other data protection models are also brought into the consideration to get a better understanding of GDPR Model.


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