Data privacy and the regulation of data protection have become increasingly relevant topics with the rise of the digital age. Now, more than ever, consumers are communicating, socialising, banking and shopping online.
As a consequence, a corresponding rise in cybercrime activity has been noted, with cybercriminals seeking to take advantage of the extensive information they are able to obtain from the businesses who collect, control and process this data.
In response, over the last decade or so, legislators around the world have been working to implement laws and regulations specifically designed to protect and shield personal data from being leaked, misused, or abused.
The introduction of the European Union’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016 set the benchmark for data protection, which countries all around the world are now looking to emulate.