Data protection in the law
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The following attempts to provide a concise introduction to the principles of data protection from a European perspective. The protection of personal data in Europe is a fundamental right as stated by Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union[1]. It has been operationalized by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)[2].



1The Charter of Fundamental Rights was ratified on 7 December 2000.

2The GDPR went into effect on 25 May 2018.


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