The next May 25 will enter into force the new EU regulation on privacy (GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation), which will bring a number of innovations.

This new regulation aims to harmonize all the various laws adopted so far in individual European countries and represents a turning point because it forces institutions, companies and all types of organizations to pay more attention in the operation of collecting personal data and to assume greater responsibility in protection of the latter.

But what are the main novelties of GDPR?

First, in case of default, it is provided for fines that can go from 2% to 4% of turnover or from 10 thousand to 20 thousand euro.

But there are other important aspects. For example, the prior consent , that is a company or an institution may use the data of an individual only for the purposes for which these gives permission; the obligation to notify the Breach , which relates to the fact that the local supervisory authorities and users should be informed within 72 hours of any loss of data, except that these are deemed safe by the body to process them; the right to oblivion , which is now a legislative formalization through a separate article.

In this regard, we represent our recent interview with the lawyer Giovanni Briola , which explains why the GDPR represents a real revolution in the field of privacy regulations.