A Cheat Sheet for the General Data Protection Regulation

by GDPR Associates | 13th August 2015 1:57 pm

We all know it’s coming, we just don’t know precisely what “it” is yet. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has now moved to the trilogue stage of the EU legislative process, with the three EU institutions – the Commission, Parliament and Council – trying to negotiate a final text. Those leading the charge for the GDPR in Europe are optimistic that the final text will be agreed by the end of the year, leaving organisations that process personal data two years to implement the new law before it comes into force at the start of 2018.

This ‘cheatsheet’ provides a quick overview of the story so far and what has been proposed in each of the draft texts produced by the Commission, Parliament and Council.

The story so far

Highlights from the three drafts

The proposed drafts are very very long (approximately 140 Recitals and nearly 100 Articles); the below is therefore intended to be headline changes only, and not a comprehensive overview. There is also some significant variation between the three drafts which we have tried to highlight below. Where wording is square-bracketed, this indicates that it does not appear in all three texts.

1. Jurisdiction


3. Accountability

4. Individual rights


6. Processors

7. Data security

8. Governance

The original article can be found here.[1]

  1. The original article can be found here.: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=981002f2-9d96-4575-968c-719c75f16337

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