Jourova urges member states to respect ‘the spirit of the GDPR’

"However, Omer Tene, vice president and chief knowledge officer of the IAPP, struck a sober tone in response to the figures, saying that while the numbers look convincing, there is much to be done in terms of updating the practical culture of data protection in EU business.

“In the first year, we’ve seen tens of thousands of complaints and data breaches, but we’ve yet to see much evidence that the GDPR has led to an improvement in organisations’ data practices,” he said."