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EU General Data Protection Regulation

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force throughout the European Union on May 25, 2018.

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Legal Update
12 December 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
A political agreement was reached between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union (EU) and the European Commission on the EU Cybersecurity Act (Act) and announced on December 10, 2018.
Book
2018
Mayer Brown Book
The Employment & Benefits group is pleased to announce the publication of A Global Guide to Employee Data Privacy, the latest in our series of global guides.
Media Coverage
August 2018
American Bar Association
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partner Rajesh De (Washington DC) was quoted in this article.
In Brief
4 June 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. A brief summary of the GDPR can be found here: https://www.mayerbrown.com/The-GDPR-The-Changes-That-Will-Affect-Your-Business-05-25-2018/.

Media Coverage
May 2018
India Business Law Journal

Bylined article from London Intellectual Property & IT partner Oliver Yaros on the impact that the GDPR has on businesses located in India.

The article was originally published in India Business Law Journal in its May 2018 issue.

Legal Update
25 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Today, the GDPR replaces existing data protection laws throughout Europe and introduces significant changes and additional requirements that will have a wide-ranging impact on businesses around the world, irrespective of where they operate.
Media Coverage
22 May 2018
TRDaily
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partners Lei Shen (Chicago) and Kendall Burman (Washington DC) are quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
1 May 2018
The American Lawyer

London Intellectual Property & IT partner Oliver Yaros is quoted in this article on the compliance preparations law firms are undertaking for clients and themselves ahead of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018.

This was also reported in Legal Week, 4 May 2018.

Legal Update
16 April 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will come into force on May 25, 2018. Because recruitment and headhunting businesses collect and process personal data as one of their core activities, the GDPR will impact the way these organizations work and operate. This Legal Update focuses on three specific key actions that recruitment and headhunting companies should consider taking now to ensure GDPR compliance—and avoid high fines and reputational damages.
Media Coverage
12 April 2018
Professional Pensions (subscription required)
Bylined article from co-head of the London pensions practice Jay Doraisamy and head of the London Intellectual Property & IT group Mark Prinsley on what companies need to do to prepare ahead of the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May.
Legal Update
8 March 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
After 24 months on vacatio legis, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. The GDPR replaces Directive No. 94/46 and aims, in accordance to its Article 1, to establish rules on data protection, particularly of personal information and the transfer of such information in order to protect the fundamental rights of data subjects. This Legal Update discusses the GDPR and its implications for Brazilian companies.
Newsletter
27 February 2018
Legal Update
9 February 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will come into force throughout the European Union on May 25, 2018, replacing existing data protection laws and introducing significant changes and requirements that will have a wide-ranging impact worldwide on the way organizations handle and use data.
Legal Update
15 December 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On November 28, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party, the group representing national data protection authorities in the European Union, adopted a draft of the "Guidelines on consent under Regulation 2016/679.”
Article
17 October 2017
Mayer Brown Article
The European Union and the United States have very different privacy regimes in place. While US privacy laws tend to be sector-or topic-specific (e.g., the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act), the European Union has an overarching privacy law—the EU Directive 95/46/EC (the “EU Directive”). The EU Directive provides for various restrictions and requirements for the processing of EU personal data by all companies, regardless of sector, and gives EU data subjects certain rights with respect to their personal data. The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the EU Directive in May 2018. This article describes five things that a company should be doing to comply with the GDPR.
Book
28 September 2017
Legal Update
21 September 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") introduces a new regime for the protection of personal data in the European Union ("EU") and will apply in all EU member states from May 25, 2018.
Media Coverage
7 June 2017
Legal Week Intelligence (subscription required)
London Intellectual Property & IT partner Oliver Yaros is quoted in an article on law firms complying with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Legal Update
20 April 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On April 4, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party ("WP29"), the group representing national data protection regulators in the European Union, following their April plenary meeting, issued guidelines (the "Guidelines") on Data Protection Impact Assessments ("DPIAs"), which will be used to measure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").
Legal Update
15 February 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force throughout the European Union on 25 May 2018. This update outlines how Mayer Brown’s GDPR Readiness Service can help you prepare for GDPR compliance.
In Brief
16 December 2016
Mayer Brown In Brief
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), due to come into force in May 2018, provides for a new framework in data privacy matters in the European Union, which will have a wide-ranging impact on business around the world.
Legal Update
17 December 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The final draft of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was agreed on 15 December 2015 and, once it has been approved by the European Parliament in early 2016, is expected to take effect by early 2018.
Newsletter
28 October 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Significant progress has been made to finalize the European Commission’s 2012 proposal to completely reform the European Union’s data protection laws—the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or Regulation). The current EU data protection regime, the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46, is widely considered to be inadequate in light of advances in technology that rely on the use of personal data such as big data analytics.
Legal Update
18 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 15 June 2015 the European Council of Ministers approved their full draft of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Ministers, who represent the national interests of each Member State, have been negotiating the European Parliament's approved version of the GDPR since March of last year. After drip-feeding partial agreements of their general approach over the past twelve months, this is the first full draft we have seen from the Council.
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