In May, GDPR will become effective and have a global impact on how personal data is handled.

Article 20 of the GDPR requires complying systems provide Data Portability.

If a European citizen was to try and exercise the rights given by this Article for example, how would they go about it?

  • Your previous question suggests that you wanted to ask another question: "The GDPR gives me certain rights, by imposing obligations on companies. One of those rights is the right to access my own data. How do I exercise that right?". This is not enforcement. – MSalters Apr 19 '18 at 10:26
  • @MSalters sorry, English isn’t my first language, exercising is the word I was looking for! I will edit – MicroMachine Apr 19 '18 at 15:47

The GDPR is implemented by legislation in each member state - there is no EU wide enforcement.

Individual citizens have no right to take action - they must report it to the regulator who will investigate and take action if they deem it appropriate. The UK regulator is the Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Thanks! Where is the list of regulators for each country? – MicroMachine Apr 18 '18 at 1:13
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    "The GDPR is implemented by legislation in each member state": no, it isn't. It's a Regulation, not a Directive, so it applies to all member states without additional legislation. – Steve Melnikoff Apr 30 '18 at 15:01

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