Protection of personal data (from 2018)

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 — protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Citizens’ rights

The GDPR strengthens existing rights, provides for new rights and gives citizens more control over their personal data. These include:

Rules for businesses

The GDPR is designed to create business opportunities and stimulate innovation through a number of steps including:

Review

The European Commission must submit a report on the evaluation and review of the regulation by 25 May 2020.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

The GDPR will apply as of 25 May 2018.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 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) (OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, pp. 1–88)

RELATED ACTS

Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA (OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, pp. 89–131)

last update 21.11.2016