European Commission Vice President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová and Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders released a joint statement ahead of Data Privacy Day.
Artificial intelligence, internet-of-things devices and 5G offer more opportunities to use personal data. They also highlight the need for privacy rules to protect the information. "In the EU we have proudly become a global reference point for strong data protection rules, based on enforceable rights and independent and robust enforcement,"the statement reads. "(Twenty) months after the entry into application of the landmark General Data Protection Regulation, we see that the GDPR has acted as a catalyst to put data protection at the centre of many of the on-going policy debates."