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The new General Data Protection Regulation

 

On the 4th of May 2016 the two normative acts which are part of the legislative package on data protection at EU level were published in the Official Journal of the European Union:

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation),

Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent law enforcement authorities.

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 updates the principles established two decades ago by Directive 95/46/EC which will be repealed by the Regulation.

The General Data Protection Regulation entered into force on the 25th of May 2016 and will be directly applicable starting with the 25th of May 2018.

 

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)

Rights of the data subjects – Except from Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Guidelines for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation by the data controllers

 

Article 29 Working Party Guidelines – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

During the December plenary meeting, the Article 29 Working Party adopted 3 guidelines elaborated to ensure a harmonized implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation starting with the 25th of May 2018.

Thus, these guidelines are available for public consultation and for additional comments/proposals until the end of January 2017:

So far, these guidelines are available in English.

 

The final Guidelines of Article 29 Working Party

 

During the Article 29 Working Party Plenary held in April 2017, 3 guidelines designed to ensure the uniform application of the General Regulation on Data Protection, starting with the 25th of May 2017, were finalised and adopted.

Thus, following the public consultation launched in December last year and the analysis of the proposals received, the following guidelines were adopted:

Moreover, we mention that, during this Plenary, the Opinion 1/2017 on the Proposed Regulation for the ePrivacy Regulation.

During the same Plenary, the ement of the Article 29 Working Party on the review of Regulation 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data was also adopted.