Clock Ticking, European Commission Launches GDPR Implementation Guidance Website


With only four months remaining until the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on May 25, 2018, the European Commission has launched a new website offering guidance on requirements and implementation targeted at an array of stakeholders including Member State governments, businesses, data subjects, and other entities whose operations or data processing activities will bring them into the GDPR’s orbit.

The Commission’s GDPR compliance toolkit features:

The Commission also issued a Communication to the European Parliament and Council on January 24. In addition to introducing the online toolkit, the document summarizes the benefits of the new GDPR; describes how the Commission has been preparing to date; outlines the next steps for regulators to ensure the preparation efforts are successful; and previews the Commission’s action plan for these final few months.

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