March 2014

​​​Hot off the press.....

April 14th 2016: European Parliament approves General Data Protection Regulation in historic privacy ruling

​European Parliament GDPR Approval Press Release:

Agreed Text 


  • Final version of the Regulation, released 6 April 2016

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

  • Commission press release

  • Parliament press release

Video Vault

​​Full Version of Final & Draft Texts

EDPS Comparison Chart

European Data Protection Supervisor

  • 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:

What the Lawyers are Saying.....

GDPR Overviews

European Digital Rights

  • 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

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

Mayer Brown

  • 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, 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 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

  • Preparing your business for GDPR

Norton Rose Fulbright

  • GDPR checklist

Articles on Specific Topics

Trilogue Timeline

EPP Group

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

About the Trilogues


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

Data Portability

LSE Blog

  • 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.


Taylor Wessing

  • 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

  • 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.

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

Data Protection Officers

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

Privacy by Design


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


About the European Commission

About the European Parliament

About the Council of the European Union

About the Article 29 Working Party

About the European Data Protection Supervisor

About the Ordinary Legislative Procedure

And More...

FTSE Global Markets - An EU General Data Protection Regulation Primer

Global Banking and Finance Review - 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

WSGR - EU Reaches Milestone Towards the Adoption of Revised Data Protection Framework

GO DPO - Impact of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on marketing in financial services in the UK

European Commission - Fact Sheet: Stronger Data Protection Rules for Europe

DLA Piper - The EU General Data Protection Regulation: are you ready?

Court of Justice of the EU - Weltimmo Case press release

Court of Justice of the EU - Safe Harbour Ruled Invalid press release



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



Useful GDPR Resources

January 2012