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. It has been operationalized by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1The Charter of Fundamental Rights was ratified on 7 December 2000. ↑
2The GDPR went into effect on 25 May 2018. ↑