By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of the EU’s new data protection regulation, the GDPR. It is a positive framework empowering you to take back control of your personal information, and to make informed decisions about how your data is being used.
Under the GDPR, both private companies — such as Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox, Amazon, or Spotify — and government bodies are obligated to protect your personal data, and to help you exercise your rights. The law protects EU citizens around the world and anyone located in the EU, regardless of where they’re from.
In theory, that sounds great. But actually exercising your rights can feel daunting. To help make the process more accessible, Access Now has put together A User Guide to Data Protection in the European Union – Your Rights and How to Exercise Them for internet users. It is available in English, French and now, in Hungarian.