GDPR published in the EC Official Journal

Reference Number: IDPC005, Press Release Issue Date: May 04, 2016
The EU General Data protection Regulation 2016/679 was today published in the European Commission's Official Journal and will be repleaing Directive 95/46/EC.  This means that it will enter into force on 25th May 2018, following the lapse of a two year transition period.  

Together with this legal instrument, the Commission also published the EU Directive 2016/680 concerning the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of preventing, investigating, detecting or procesuting criminal offences and also Directive 2016/681 on the use of PNR data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime.