GDPR - Orientation Guidelines
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in all EU/EEA Member States as of 25 May 2018. By this effective date at the latest, enterprises, associations and other bodies will have to implement the new statutory data protection standards if they are to avoid fines, damage claims or other disadvantages. In view of what in some cases are quite significant amendments to the GDPR, the less than 16-month period remaining for its implementation (involving, inter alia, enterprise-specific (project) planning, inventory, actual/target situation analysis and the implementation of new or the adjustment of existing data protection structures and processes) is extremely tight. Many legal questions connected with the new provisions have not been (conclusively) clarified to date and, in particular, how the data protection authorities are likely to interpret these issues remains open in many cases.
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