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Prepare to protect

Dr Sam De Silva explores the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation and how it’s likely to affect business in the long term.

On 14 April 2016 the EU Parliament formally approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal and then its provisions will be directly applicable in all member states two years after this date.

Consistent framework

The GDPR introduces a single legal framework that applies across all EU member states. This should ensure that businesses will be subject to a more consistent set of data protection compliance obligations across different EU member states.

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