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Foreword The twenty-first century has put the spotlight on the At this time, the privacy agenda is at the forefront in impact and integration of what is known as the ‘fourth the international landscape. By way of example, starting industrial revolution’ in our societies. So much so that – as in the 1970s there has been a flurry of legislative reforms the founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus to safeguard the right to personal data protection in Schwab, rightly points out – across the whole world we various parts of the world, and in Europe in particular. have witnessed a change in organizational processes, com- Such that, to date, 142 countries have now promulgated a mercial activities, markets and systems of production; in law in this area. our means to communicate, to be informed and express One milestone in this regulatory development was, ourselves; and in the way in which we work and how without doubt, the European Union’s General Data governments offer goods and services to the population. Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Not only did it This new paradigm, driven by specialization in knowl- lay down state-of-the-art provisions, high standards and edge, large-scale technological advances, automation of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Privacy Law Review Kluwer Law International

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Abstract

The twenty-first century has put the spotlight on the At this time, the privacy agenda is at the forefront in impact and integration of what is known as the ‘fourth the international landscape. By way of example, starting industrial revolution’ in our societies. So much so that – as in the 1970s there has been a flurry of legislative reforms the founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus to safeguard the right to personal data protection in Schwab, rightly points out – across the whole world we various parts of the world, and in Europe in particular. have witnessed a change in organizational processes, com- Such that, to date, 142 countries have now promulgated a mercial activities, markets and systems of production; in law in this area. our means to communicate, to be informed and express One milestone in this regulatory development was, ourselves; and in the way in which we work and how without doubt, the European Union’s General Data governments offer goods and services to the population. Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Not only did it This new paradigm, driven by specialization in knowl- lay down state-of-the-art provisions, high standards and edge, large-scale technological advances, automation of

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Global Privacy Law ReviewKluwer Law International

Published: Jun 1, 2021

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