Update on EU Data Protection Reforms

27 October 2015

Practice Area: Commercial Law


The Council of the European Union (where the governments of members’ states are represented) has agreed its position on EU data protection reforms.  The text of the General Data Protection Regulation is currently being negotiated by the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission.  At this stage it is likely that the Regulation will be adopted during the latter half of next year and come will come into force in 2018.

For more information see the European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/

Please contact Eileen Moughan or another member of our commercial law team for more information.