Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation


Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation

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In publishing a draft General Data Protection Regulation in January 2012, the European Commission fired the starting pistol on 4 years of debate, negotiation and lobbying the like of which the European Union (EU) has never previously seen.

This guide by Bird & Bird, an international law firm, summarises the resulting Regulation which emerged from that process in early 2016 – a law which will significantly overhaul Europe’s cornerstone data protection legislation at a time when information systems and digital business underpin human life.