Tag archives: GDPR

EU GDPR will apply beginning May 25, 2018: Norton Rose Fulbright publishes GDPR Checklist, announces events and master classes

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOver four years in the making, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally published in the EU Official Journal on May 4, 2016, giving a concrete application date. It will apply directly in all EU Member States beginning May 25, 2018. The GDPR will repeal and replace Directive 95/46/EC and its Member State implementing … Continue reading

German DPAs: Healthcare Apps and Wearables Create High Risks for Users

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightDuring their last Data Protection Conference, the German data protection authorities (DPAs) agreed on a resolution on data protection principles that providers of healthcare apps and wearables should consider. According to the resolution, almost a third of the German population 14 years or older uses wearables (body-worn devices that record an individual’s health data) and healthcare apps … Continue reading

EU Data Protection Reform: EU Council of Ministers Publishes Updated Version of the GDPR, Formally Adopts Its Position at First Reading, Announces Crucial Second Reading to Take Place on 14 April

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn 8 April 2016 (see here), the Council of the European Union announced that it has formally adopted its position at the first reading on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, a key step in the data protection reform process. The Council’s position will now be sent to the European Parliament who will vote on … Continue reading

French National Assembly adopts “Digital Republic” bill

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn January 26, 2016, the French National Assembly adopted the “Digital Republic” bill  — a comprehensive bill introducing various provisions to regulate the digital sphere within the French society. Access to public data, neutrality of the Internet, access to the digital sphere and communication networks are some of the main subjects covered by this bill. … Continue reading

European Council approves EU General Data Protection Regulation draft;  final approval may come by end of 2015

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightToday 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 … Continue reading
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