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EU data protection rules

Stronger rules on data protection mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.

Documents

13 JUNE 2019
Contribution from the multi stakeholder expert group to the stock-taking exercise of June 2019 on one year of GDPR application
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Background

As of May 2018, with the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, there is one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based.

Stronger rules on data protection mean

  • people have more control over their personal data
  • businesses benefit from a level playing field

In June 2020, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR – the fabric of a success story

Two years after the entry into application of the GDPR, the Regulation has been an overall success

Library

24 JULY 2019
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Data protection rules as a trust-enabler in the EU and beyond – taking stock
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24 JUNE 2020
Communication - two years of application of the General Data Protection Regulation
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24 JUNE 2020
Staff Working Document: accompanying the Communication - two years of application of the General Data Protection Regulation
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24 JUNE 2020
Factsheet GDPR - the fabric of a success story
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24 JULY 2019
EU DATA PROTECTION RULES – main takeways for the future
English
(200.29 KB - PDF)
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13 JUNE 2019
Take control of your VIRTUAL IDENTITY
English
(257.11 KB - PDF)
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22 MAY 2019
Infographic: GDPR in numbers
English
(1.17 MB - PDF)
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23 MAY 2018
New era for data protection in the EU: what changes after May 2018
English
(377.06 KB - PDF)
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25 JANUARY 2019
Myth busting: GDPR - Factsheet
English
(189.77 KB - PDF)
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Regulation

27 APRIL 2016
General data protection regulation
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23 MAY 2018
Corrigendum (23 May 2018) to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on data protection
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21 OCTOBER 2019
Regulation on data protection - consolidated version
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Communication

24 JANUARY 2018
Communication on data protection – guidance on direct application of the GDPR
English
(209.52 KB - HTML)
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Citizens

16 MAY 2019
Better Data Protection rights for European citizens
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(283.64 KB - PDF)
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24 JANUARY 2018
It's your data - take control
English
(609.95 KB - PDF)
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Business

26 APRIL 2019
Seven steps to get ready for the GDPR
English
(169.54 KB - PDF)
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18 OCTOBER 2019
The GDPR: new opportunities, new obligations
English
(677.9 KB - PDF)
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18 OCTOBER 2019
Successful application of the Data Protection Reform: a concerted effort
English
(225.93 KB - PDF)
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18 OCTOBER 2019
Next steps
English
(218.91 KB - PDF)
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18 OCTOBER 2019
General Data Protection Regulation: ensuring its enforcement
English
(227.2 KB - PDF)
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3 DECEMBER 2019
Better rules for small business
English
(1.12 MB - PDF)
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