On February 11, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) issued a statement setting out its 2016 action plan for implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its work programme for 2016-2018. WP29 will have 8 working groups leading the implementation of the 2016-2018 work programme.
The statement highlights the following points:
- WP29 will develop guidelines, tools and procedures for the GDPR framework to be effective for the first semester of 2018.
- The GDPR will have a distributed governance model with three key pillars (i) “a higher role” for national data protection authorities (