December 16, 2015

Europe Finally Agrees Tough New Data Protection Rules

shutterstock 136930073-e1411144032505Late yesterday European institutions finally agreed the text of new data protection rules (GDPR), more than three years after new regulation was proposed.

The 28 Member States of the European Union will have two years to transpose the provisions of the GDPR into their national laws, with the regulation set to come into force from 2018. There are still a few more stages in the process â although the Parliament, Council and Commission agreed the text yesterday thereâs a further confirmation vote tomorrow by the Civil Liberties Committee, and another vote by the European Parliament as a whole in the new year...

The new rules will apply to any companies who have customers in the region regardless of whether the company itself is based outside Europe. 

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