EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová discussed the ramifications of Cambridge Analytica and the EU General Data Protection Regulation during her speech at the 9th annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference. One year after the Cambridge Analytica revelations were made public, Jourová said the case turned the discussion about privacy challenges from a European conversation to a global one. “Countries all over the world are applying rules with very similar features: an overarching privacy law, with a core set of safeguards and rights, and enforced by an independent supervisory authority,” Jourová said. The EU commissioner also discussed the lessons that have come from the first 10 months of the GDPR.
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