The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office released its annual report for 2018–19. The agency received 41,661 data protection complaints over a 12-month span that ended March 31, up from the 21,019 complaints it received in the 2017–18 period. U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham called the arrival of the EU General Data Protection Regulation “the biggest moment of the year,” as the agency cited its work with businesses to help implement the law as a highlight in the report. “This saw people wake up to the potential of their personal data, leading to greater awareness of the role of the regulator when their data rights aren’t being respected,” Denham wrote. “The doubling of concerns raised with our office reflects that.”
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