European Regulators Report Sharp Rise in Complaints After GDPR


As we all know GDPR is live now and after month European regulators pointed that there is increase in the number of complaints across Europe, showing strong public interest in the new rules and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) informs that there is rise in breach notifications from organizations, also increase in data protection complaints following the activation of the law.

The French data protection regulator, CNIL, reported a 50% increase in the number of complaints since GDPR live.

In Austria, more than 100 complaints have been filed in the previous month, along with 59 breach notifications.

An ICO spokesperson said: “It’s early days and we will collate, analyse and publish official statistics in due course. But generally, as anticipated, we have seen a rise in personal data breach reports from organizations. Complaints relating to data protection issues are also up and, as more people become aware of their individual rights, we are expecting the number of complaints to the ICO to increase too.”

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, the head of CNIL, told Politico: “The general public is interested about all the transparency obligations, consent and all the new rights.”

As per reports it seen that the number of complaints against high-profile companies, such as those against Facebook and Google.

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