Data law agreed for 2018

DataThe General Data Protection Regulation is nearing its last stages. The Council of Ministers, the EU Commission and the Parliament have agreed the final text. There are a few more admin hurdles to jump – such as the Council and the Parliament’s formal adoption of the text, possibly in March or April 2016, the translation into the EU’s 24 official languages and publication in OJEU (the Official Journal of the EU). Then there is a 2 year transition period.

So, in 2018 the new law will take effect. If you’re a CISO or DPO or you’re thinking of engaging one or buying in the expertise, you’d best start planning now. Here are 4 issues to start you off


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