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EU overview

Aaron Simpson and Claire Francois

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Tuesday 04 September 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became directly applicable in all EU member states from 25 May 2018 and was expected to apply in the EEA EFTA member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in mid-July 2018. The GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) dated 24 October 1995, and aims to establish a single set of rules throughout the EU, although EU member state data protection laws complement these rules in certain areas. The EU data protection authorities (DPAs) now gathered in the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) have published a number of guidelines on how to interpret and implement the new legal framework. This provides useful guidance to businesses on how to align their existing data protection practices with the GDPR.

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