Data protection reform – the date is set – Technology Law Update

Posted May 10th, 2016 in data protection, EC law, news by sally

‘Europe’s data protection reform process is finally complete, with the new General Data Protection Regulation given a number (2016/679) and more importantly, a commencement date. It will apply from 25 May 2018. Assuming that the UK has not by then left the EU, it will affect almost all UK-based organisations in one way or another – and for the first time organisations outside the EU processing data relating to EU citizens. The text is essentially the same as that published last month (although I have to confess that I have not checked every word).’

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Technology Law Update, 4th May 2016