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The General Data Protection Regulation: A myth-buster


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The General Data Protection Regulation1 (GDPR) is an undeniably complex piece of legislation. During the course of its adoption, the text of the GDPR changed many times. As a result, some provisions that were originally proposed were dropped from the final law — and this has inevitably created a certain amount of confusion. This paper explores the top 15 common misconceptions regarding the GDPR — so next time you hear any of these come up in conversation, you will be able to set the record straight!
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Keywords: GDPR; compliance; data protection; regulation

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2016

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  • Journal of Data Protection & Privacy publishes in-depth, peer-reviewed articles, case studies and applied research on all aspects of data protection, information security and privacy issues across the European Union and other jurisdictions, in the wake of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the biggest change in data protection and privacy for two decades.
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