National Implementation of GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became directly applicable throughout the EU on 25 May 2018. As a regulation, it does not need to be implemented by the EU Member States, but there are more than 30 GDPR provisions, where Member States have the freedom to adapt their laws as they see appropriate. Such adaptations as, for instance, restrictions of an individual’s rights or national deviations for the processing of employment data are included in national data protection laws of the Member States. To date, 27 Member States adopted or updated a national implementing law on data protection. noyb has been mapping the different national adaptations of the GDPR and will publish an overview.

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