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After four years of negotiation, amendments and drafting, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (the General Data Protection Regulation) (the EU GDPR) was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May 2016. It came into force on 24 May 2016 and became directly applicable and enforceable in all EU Member States on 25 May 2018.
At a glance, the format of the EU GDPR shows how much more comprehensive this regulation is compared to its predecessor, Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive). Consisting of 173 recitals and 99 articles over 11 chapters, the EU GDPR’s publication in the Official Journal of the EU runs across 88 pages.
The extensive content of the EU GDPR introduced a raft of changes including:
an increase to the territorial scope of EU data protection law
new and extended data subject rights, including enhanced notification requirements as well as rights to compensation
additional obligations and liabilities for controllers and processors
a transformation of the regulatory regime together with extended powers that incorporate a higher level of administrative fines the supervisory authorities are empowered with
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Methods of statutory interpretation used to resolve ambiguities in legislationIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP
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