GDPR published in the Official Journal: in force from 25 May 2018

Claire Walker

For all those avidly (and patiently) watching the progress of the General Data Protection Directive, just a quick update from Datonomy to let you know that the final text has today been published in the Official Journal. You can find the text (all 88 pages, 173 recitals and 99 articles of it)  – in all official languages – here. Regulation 2016/679 (a number that will soon become imprinted on practitioners’ minds) will come into force on 25 May 2018.

The official texts of the accompanying law enforcement directive and of the passenger name record directive have also been published today.

The Datonomy team have been tracking the marathon journey  of the proposal from the leak of the draft proposal at the end of 2011 to today’s final procedural milestone. The countdown  now begins in earnest, and Datonomy will be bringing you practical commentary on how to prioritise and gear up for compliance in the months ahead.


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