“A year from now, the European Union will start benefiting from the new data protection standards.”

This week, the European Commission’s most senior voices gave an official statement promoting the benefits of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Andrus Ansip (Vice-President) and Věra Jourová (Commissioner) of the European Commission aimed their statement at all

We are hosting a webinar on January 30, 2017, to discuss the new obligations global organisations with interests in Europe will need to meet to comply with the GDPR. With just over 16 months to go until the Regulation will be enforced, it is vital that you understand the requirements and that you are able

In December, we reported that the European Parliament and Council had reached agreement on the text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As 2015 drew to a close, the agreement was welcomed and approved by various European institutions. With the GDPR likely to be adopted early in 2016, the year is set to see the biggest shake-up of data protection law for two decades.

LIBE and Coreper

On 17 December, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) committee endorsed the draft text agreed by the European Parliament, Council and Commission. The following day, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of the Council of the European Union confirmed the agreement on the compromise text. Coreper’s approval is significant as it is considered to represent one of the final steps toward adoption of the text.
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With the festive season now firmly upon us, there are indications that European Union institutions could soon be delivering an early Christmas present to businesses: the conclusion of trilogue negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).

The GDPR, according to the latest document to come out of Brussels, aims to “reinforce data protection rights of individuals, facilitate the free flow of personal data in the digital single market and reduce administrative burden.” The EU Commission, Parliament and Council are currently locked in closed-door negotiations to agree to the final text of the GDPR, and while some uncertainty remains over the exact provisions that will be included, the latest available text from the European Presidency indicates that the key changes will be that:
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