Progress in privacy protection is central theme of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.  GDPR is evaluated on it’s 2nd anniversary:

https://www.eweek.com/security/two-years-in-it-thought-leaders-evaluate-gdpr-s-impact

It’s been exactly two years since the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was put into force by the European Union on May 25, 2018.   eWEEK has covered the genesis, institution and passage of this pioneering international data privacy law since long before that date became a milestone in data protection and privacy history. Take a look at our list of articles on this topic to understand why this legislation is so important to the world’s IT business and international commerce in general.  Here’s the official statement from the European Union on the significance of the GDPR on its second anniversary.