Keep up-to-date with the proposed changes to European data protection law.
On April 14, 2016, after four years of drafting and negotiations, the long awaited GDPR has been adopted at the EU level. The GDPR is now officially EU law and will directly apply in all EU countries, replacing EU and national data protection legislation. View the final text of the GDPR.
On January 25, 2012, the European Commission released its widely anticipated data protection legislative framework proposal ("Draft Regulation"), intended to replace Directive 95/46/EC. The Draft Regulation will have a significant and wide-ranging impact on businesses, imposing new compliance obligations and promising significant sanctions for non-compliance.
On December 17, 2015, after three years of drafting and negotiations, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached an informal agreement on the final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which is backed by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Once officially adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, the GDPR will apply in EU Member States after a period of two years. The GDPR will significantly affect businesses in all industry sectors.
Hunton & Williams is following these developments closely. Through this site, we offer a convenient means to access relevant materials, including the legislation, past opinions and submissions, to assist organizations in understanding and addressing how the GDPR will have a significant impact on their business.
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Download a copy of our full EU General Data Protection Regulation Guide.
Download a copy of our Management Guide on the EU General Data Protection Regulation.