General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into application across the European Union

Author (Person)
Publisher
Publication Date 25/05/2018
Content Type

Summary:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the European Union on 25 May 2018. It was put forward aiming to standardise data privacy in the EU and strengthen consumer rights.

The move produced great media and specialist interest. While some commentators saw the European Union as a pioneer in data privacy, others stated the regulation could end up hurting those it is meant to protect.

Related Link(s)
Euro|topics, May 2018: Data privacy: will the EU regulation achieve its goal? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/199911/data-privacy-will-the-eu-regulation-achieve-its-goal
[Opinion] EurActiv, 04.06.18: GDPR: Time to walk the talk https://www.euractiv.com/section/data-protection/opinion/gdpr-time-to-walk-the-talk/
EurActiv, 25.05.18: Silicon Valley giants hit with first complaints on day one of GDPR https://www.euractiv.com/section/data-protection/news/silicon-valley-giants-hit-with-first-complaints-on-day-one-of-gdpr/
The Economist, 21.05.18: As GDPR nears, Google searches for privacy are at a 12-year high https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/05/21/as-gdpr-nears-google-searches-for-privacy-are-at-a-12-year-high
Human Rights Watch, 06.06.18: The EU General Data Protection Regulation [Q&A] https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/06/eu-general-data-protection-regulation
BBC News, 24.05.18: Tech firms struggle with EU's new privacy rules https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44239126
BBC News, 25.05.18: US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44248448
The Guardian, 24.05.18: Sites block users, shut down activities and flood inboxes as GDPR rules loom https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/24/sites-block-eu-users-before-gdpr-takes-effect
EurActiv, 25.05.18: EU’s new data protection rules come into effect https://www.euractiv.com/section/data-protection/news/gdpr-eus-new-data-protection-rules-come-into-effect/
[Opinion] Politico, 22.04.18: Europe’s new privacy rules are no silver bullet https://www.politico.eu/article/gdpr-rules-europe-facebook-data-protection-privacy-general-data-protection-regulation-cambridge-analytica/
Politico, 23.05.18: Who stands to lose most from Europe’s new privacy rules https://www.politico.eu/article/the-gdpr-hit-list-who-stands-to-lose-from-europes-new-privacy-rules-facebook-google-data-protection/
European Commission: Statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-18-3889_en.htm
Europeam Parliament, 24.05.18: New EU data protection rules take effect on Friday http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180522IPR04042
EPRS: At a Glance, 15.05.18: GDPR goes live: A modern data protection law http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2018)621873

Subject Categories
Countries / Regions