European Union GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, 25 May 2018


Scheduled for May 25, 2018: Event to mark the entry into application of the GDPR

The European Commission (EC) is organising on 25th May 2018 3 events to mark the entry into application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): one in Brussels, one in New Delhi and one in Santiago de Chile.

25 May 2018: Brussels
This event will be opened by Ms Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice and Consumers and Ms Andrea Jelinek, Head of Austria’s Data Protection Authority and Chair of the European Data Protection Board. It will feature speakers from the political sphere, civil society and businesses.
You may follow this event via web streaming from 2pm (local time Brussels) Friday, May 25, 2018. Submit questions at: www.slido.com/gdpr25may.


New Delhi and Santiago: On the same day, the Commission is also organizing two international events in New Delhi and Santiago to celebrate "our shared values with key partners in Asia and Latin America" as well as the opportunities of convergence in the area of privacy.
- agenda New Delhi and agenda Santiago

EDPS Annual Report 2017 presentation at LIBE - Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) video published Mar 27, 2018: The EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli presents the Annual Report 2017 at Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, 20 March 2018, Brussels.

Legislation | European Data Protection Supervisor | edps.europa.eu: "Designed to grapple with the realities of global, ubiquitous data in the internet era, the EU’s new data protection legislation should provide increased legal certainty for both individuals and organisations processing data and greater protection for the individual in general ... the reform of the EU’s data protection rules which began in January 2012, has resulted in two key pieces of legislation:
  • a general Regulation on data protection [GDPR] (679/2016) which was adopted on 24 May 2016, applicable as of 25 May 2018; and
  • a specific Directive (680/2016) on data protection in the area of police and justice, adopted on 5 May 2016, applicable as of 6 May 2018."
Update of handbook on European data protection law | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights | fra.europa.eu: "The Agency is updating its 2014 handbook on European data protection law, in partnership with the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). It will present and explain European data protection law in a straightforward way for those working in this area. It will be of interest to non-specialised legal professionals, national judges and legal professionals, as well as national data protection authorities (DPAs)." Expected to be available May 25, 2018.

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