On 6 April 2016, the EU agreed to a major reform of its data protection framework, by adopting the data protection reform package, comprising the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), replacing a twenty-year old Directive. On 25 May 2018, the new Regulation will become directly into force, two years after its adoption. The GDPR aims above all to give control back to European citizens over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
As the deadline of 25 May approaches, the European Commission has launched an online toolkit to help stakeholders prepare for the application of the Regulation. Find out more information on the European Commission’s website