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Essential guide: What the EU Data Protection Regulation changes mean to you

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.


With the new European Data Protection Regulation on the way you will need to keep up to date on the intricacies of the new data protection law.

This guide offers you news, tips, features and videos on the new regulation and how it may affect you and your organisation.

Essential Guide What the EU data protection regulation changes mean to you

1EU data protection overview-

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.


EU data protection regulation news


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. Continue Reading


Data protection act fines: Deadline looms, data security breaches mount

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) now has the power to grant Data Protection Act (DPA) fines to organisations that experience data security breaches. But that doesn't seem to be spurring any mass data protection efforts. Continue Reading


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. Continue Reading


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. Continue Reading


How to get ready for the EU data protection changes

The clock is ticking on preparing for the EU data protection regulation. Continue Reading


Proposed EU data breach laws will require proactive security

Proposed European Union data breach notification laws will require proactive network security, says security management firm LogRhythm Continue Reading


EU data protection regulation videos