Stay up to date with this powerful weekly e-newsletter with key privacy trends, tools and news. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be better informed about important events in the world of data protection. Some of the new rights and obligations it introduced with the entry into force of the GDPR in 2018 are still being debated in political circles, and a number of legal questions remain about their application in practice. However, the basic principles of the framework have their origins largely in previous European law and are not new or specific to Europe or the GDPR. They are reflected in one form or another in many national data protection laws outside Europe, largely due to the general recognition of their merits.