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Today the European Council approved its version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The next stage is for the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council (each has its own preferred version of the regulation) to jointly agree on the final text of the regulation. These discussions will commence officially on June 24, 2015, and are currently scheduled to produce the final version of the GDPR by December 2015.
Some of the key points in the approved Council draft include:
Most businesses will need to make some changes to their data processing practices to meet the requirements of the GDPR. Many will have to make extensive changes.
Our Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity group will be holding a workshop on the morning of September 15, 2015 at Norton Rose Fulbright’s London offices to: (a) help businesses understand the remaining differences in the positions of the EU institutions regarding the draft GDPR, (b) illustrate the application of the current draft requirements to several case studies designed to articulate the practical steps business can take to comply with the regulation’s requirements, needed to comply, and (c) understand the relative impact of the changes in the UK, France, Germany and Netherlands. The workshop will also be held in those countries. A formal invitation will be issued shortly.
Article originally published here.