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EU Gives GDPR Good Marks, Calls for More Cooperation

July 24, 2019, 6:20 PM

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has pushed companies to improve privacy compliance and made individuals more aware of their rights, according to a European Commission report.

The commission, which functions as the EU’s executive arm, said July 24 that the GDPR has had a overall positive impact on data privacy in the bloc since taking effect May 25, 2018.

But data protection authorities in EU member countries could cooperate more and launch more joint investigations, the commission said in the report. The report didn’t cite specific authorities, but the commission generally called for greater cooperation among authorities on...

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