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New data protection rules: main highlights

New data protection rules: main highlights

23/06/2016 - Author: Isabela Crespo Vitorique

New data protection rules: main highlightsAt long last, following its adoption last 14 April 2016, the official text of the new General Data Protection Regulation - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data - was published in the Official Journal of the European Unionon 5 May 2016. As of that date, the time limits specified in the text itself started running: twenty days following the date of publication for its entry into force, thus coming into effect on 24 May 2016, and the two-year transitory period for its application elapsing on 25 May 2018.


The new European regulation is composed of a total of 173 recitals and 99 articles divided into 11 chapters, repeals Directive 95/46 and seeks to, on the one hand, strengthen the rights of data subjects and, on the other, improve opportunities for organisations in the context of the digital single market...

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New data protection rules: main highlights