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Regulation (EU) 2016/679 updates the principles established two decades ago by Directive 95/46/EC which will be repealed by the Regulation.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

 

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.