The current popularity of e-commerce platforms makes it necessary to create a system that ensures that consumer data is protected effectively around Europe. An examination of the provisions of the new system shows that the GDPR goes beyond the requirement and the system created by OECD countries to support the usage of personal data. The provisions of the GDPR regarding issues such as the right to forgetting and explicit consent that limit instances when personal data can be used are different in the EU and OECD nations such as the United States and Australia. Therefore, there is a disconnection between international systems regulating the use of data. Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc best illustrates the differences in the two systems, where it is clear that the US laws regarding privacy were less restrictive to the way corporation and commercial ventures used personal data.
Data sharing across the different jurisdictions now place an essential role in the growth of a countries GDP when compared to trade. The GDPR has a significant effect on how data is shared across the globe as third countries need to have standards similar to those created by the GDPR for data to be shared across the borders of such countries. The result is that this shapes supply and demand significantly. For example, those who are critical to the approach indicate that the system strains the ease with which information could be shared around the globe with ease. Therefore, those who are opposed to the system argue that it hampers international trade. International companies such as Twitter and WhatsApp have been under investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commission for some time now to establish whether their activities violate the provisions of the GDPR. Such a process might be seen by some companies to be inconvenient.