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Regulation 2016/679 (aka GDPR): Just published!

May 4th, 2016

 

The General Data Protection Regulation has been just published in the Official Journal.

 

The GDPR, repealing Directive 95/46/EC, will enter into force from 25 May 2018.

 

The official text of the GDPR is available here.

 

The data protection reform package is completed by the publication of two further Directives:

 

Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA;

 

Directive (EU) 2016/681 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime.