Essential guide: EU Data Protection Regulation

This guide explains what the new European Data Protection Regulation is and changes you may need to make.

This guide lays out what the new European Data Protection Regulation means for European businesses.

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What is the EU data protection regulation?

In January of this year the European Commission revealed a draft of its European Data Protection Regulation to replace the previous Data Protection Directive.

The Data Protection Directive is a European Union Directive, which was created to regulate the progression of personal data within the European Union. Officially known as the Directive 95/46/EC the legislation is part of the EU privacy and human rights law.

The aim of the new European Data Protection Regulation is to harmonise the current data protection laws in place across the EU member states. The fact that it is a “regulation” instead of a “directive” means it will be directly applicable to all EU member states without a need for national implementing legislation.

This guide lays out what the new European Data Protection Regulation means for European businesses. Find news, features, tips and videos on the European Data Protection Regulation.

EU data protection regulation news

EU reveals new data protection reforms
Viviane Reding, the European Justice Commissioner has unveiled a new European data privacy framework, which includes the new EU data protection regulation.

New data protection review sees big changes ahead
A draft update to the Data Protection Directive will be published, meaning big ahead for European businesses.

EU data protection framework needs work
Deputy information commissioner David Smith says there is a lot to welcome in the new EU data directive, but it needs some work.

Penalties are limited, but expect more audits with the EU data directive
When the EU directive comes into effect the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be able to fine companies that breach the Data Protection Act.

Data protection becomes tougher
Business must keep up to date on the intricacies of the Data Protection Act as UK data protection regulations become tougher and more complex.

EU data protection regulation tips

How to prepare for the EU data protection rules: Six part series
In this six part series find out how businesses need to wake up and prepare for the new rules coming their way.

How to get ready for the EU data protection changes
The clock is ticking on preparing for the EU data protection regulation.

Preparing for the proposed EU data protection regulation
Find out practical steps on how to prepare for the new legislation due to come into play soon.

How the EU data protection regulation will affect cloud users
Under stricter data protection legislation cloud customers and cloud providers could face harsher data security requirements.

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