March 2014

​​​Hot off the press.....


April 14th 2016: European Parliament approves General Data Protection Regulation in historic privacy ruling http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/data/european-parliament-approves-general-data-protection-regulation-in-historic-privacy-ruling-4864721

​European Parliament GDPR Approval Press Release: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20160407IPR21776/Data-protection-reform-Parliament-approves-new-rules-fit-for-the-digital-era


Agreed Text 

​http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-5419-2016-INIT/en/pdf

  • Final version of the Regulation, released 6 April 2016


http://www.haerting.de/sites/default/files/pdfs/proposal-eudatap-regulation-final-compromise-151216.pdf

  • Political agreement reached on the above text during the final Trilogue meeting on 15 December 2015


http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6321_en.htm

  • Commission press release


http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20151215IPR07597/Data-protection-package-Parliament-and-Council-now-close-to-a-deal

  • Parliament press release


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​​Full Version of Final & Draft Texts





EDPS Comparison Chart

European Data Protection Supervisor
https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/webdav/site/mySite/shared/Documents/Consultation/Opinions/2015/15-07-27_GDPR_Recommendations_Annex_EN.pdf

  • The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority at the EU level who wrote its own opinion, line by line, of the proposals for the GDPR. This four-column document compares each paragraph of each draft and can also be found in iOS app form here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/eu-data-protection/id1014393191?mt=8


What the Lawyers are Saying.....

GDPR Overviews

European Digital Rights
https://edri.org/files/GDPR-key-issues-explained.pdf

  • EDRi, an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe, discusses some key issues of the GDPR following the initial proposal by the Commission.


Bryan Cave

https://www.bryancave.com/en/thought-leadership/how-to-prepare-for-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr.html

  • How to Prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Mayer Brown
http://www.mondaq.com/x/441530/Data+Protection+Privacy/The+General+Data+Protection+Regulation+The+Status+Of+The+Negotiations+To+Implement+A+New+Data+Protection+Law+Throughout+Europe

  • Mayer Brown, a global legal services provider, gives an overview of some of the differences between the three draft versions of the GDPR as of November 2015.


Olswang
http://www.olswang.com/articles/2014/12/eudpreform/

  • Olswang, an international law firm, delves into it’s top twelve important aspects of the GDPR and how each will affect the business world. Written in December 2014.


Fieldfisher
http://privacylawblog.fieldfisher.com/2015/eu-council-of-ministers-adopts-general-data-protection-regulation

  • Fieldfisher article from the Privacy and Information Law blog covering the GDPR in a summary of the Council’s position in its general approach.


Charles Russell Speechlys

http://www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com/media/312356/preparing-your-business-for-the-general-data-protection-regulation.pdf

  • Preparing your business for GDPR


Norton Rose Fulbright

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/489/2016/05/GDPR_Checklist_Norton_Rose_Fulbright_May_2016.pdf

  • GDPR checklist


Articles on Specific Topics

Trilogue Timeline

EPP Group
http://www.eppgroup.eu/news/data-protection-reform-timetable

  • Timeline of Trilogue negotiations presented by the European People’s Party, the largest group in the European Parliament.


About the Trilogues

Fieldfisher
http://privacylawblog.fieldfisher.com/2015/unravelling-the-mysteries-of-the-gdpr-trilogues

  • Unravelling the mysteries of the GDPR trilogues, an overview of the process, parties involved, and potential outcomes.


Data Portability

LSE Blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/04/11/data-portability-series-at-the-crossroads-of-protection-and-competition-policy/

  • Inge Graef of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) of the KU Leuven – University of Leuven discusses data portability in the GDPR as well as how it relates to competition law.


One-Stop-Shop

Taylor Wessing
http://united-kingdom.taylorwessing.com/globaldatahub/article-one-stop-shop.html

  • Taylor Wessing, an international law firm, compares the different ways that each draft version of the GDPR deals with the principle of a one-stop-shop, as well as discussing related CJEU cases.


Data Protection Report
http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/2015/04/dispute-resolution-mechanisms-for-sas-and-individuals-are-key-part-of-proposed-eu-regulation/

  • The final installment of the 5 part overview of the one-stop-shop principle including how it pertains to Data Protection Authorities and individuals who bring complaints to them.


Out-Law.com
http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2015/march/bureaucracy-will-prevail-in-one-stop-shop-data-protection-regime-uk-and-ireland-warn/

  • Bureaucracy will Prevail in One-Stop-Shop Data Protection Regime, UK and Ireland Warn


Data Protection Officers

Out-Law.com
http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2015/january/data-protection-officers--will-eu-businesses-face-an-obligation-to-appoint-one/

  • Out-Law from Pinset Masons asks the question, will EU businesses face an obligation to appoint Data Protection Officers


Privacy by Design

Computing
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/feature/2428799/privacy-by-design-an-idea-whose-time-has-come

  • An overview of the history of Privacy by Design and how its time has come with the incoming GDPR from Computing.co.uk


Miscellaneous

About the European Commission

http://ec.europa.eu/about/index_en.htm

About the European Parliament

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/20150201PVL00002/Home

About the Council of the European Union

http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/council-eu/index_en.htm

About the Article 29 Working Party

https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/Cooperation/Art29

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/index_en.htm

About the European Data Protection Supervisor

https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/EDPS

About the Ordinary Legislative Procedure

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/20150201PVL00004/Legislative-powers

And More...

FTSE Global Markets - An EU General Data Protection Regulation Primer
http://www.ftseglobalmarkets.com/news/an-eu-general-data-protection-regulation-primer.html

Global Banking and Finance Review - Significant Impact of New EU Data Protection Regulation on Financial Services
http://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/significant-impact-of-new-eu-data-protection-regulation-on-financial-services/

Bloomberg BNA - The Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation Three Years Later: The Council Position
https://www.wsgr.com/eudataregulation/pdf/BNA-0615.pdf

WSGR - EU Reaches Milestone Towards the Adoption of Revised Data Protection Framework
https://www.wsgr.com/WSGR/Display.aspx?SectionName=publications/PDFSearch/wsgralert-EU-data-protection.htm

GO DPO - Impact of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on marketing in financial services in the UK
https://iapp.org/media/pdf/resource_center/GODPO_GDPR_impact_UK_05-15.pdf

European Commission - Fact Sheet: Stronger Data Protection Rules for Europe
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5170_en.htm

DLA Piper - The EU General Data Protection Regulation: are you ready?
https://www.dlapiper.com/en/global/insights/publications/2015/12/ipt-news-q4-2015/the-eu-general-data-protection/

Court of Justice of the EU - Weltimmo Case press release
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2015-10/cp150111en.pdf

Court of Justice of the EU - Safe Harbour Ruled Invalid press release
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2015-10/cp150117en.pdf

December 

​2015

Useful Links to articles, videos, summaries, and analysis on all things GDPR.

June 

​2015

Useful GDPR Resources

January 2012