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Implementation of the GDPR in EEA states outside the EU

Implementation of the GDPR in EEA states outside the EU
Published on: 08 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Implementation of the GDPR in EEA states outside the EU
  • What steps need to be taken for the GDPR to apply to the non-EU, EEA Member States?
  • What are the consequences if the GDPR isn’t incorporated into the EEA Agreement and brought into force in the EEA by the time the GDPR applies in the EU (25 May 2018)?
  • What needs to happen for the GDPR to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement and brought into force in the EEA, and when is that likely to happen?
  • Is there any reason that such incorporation and bringing into force of the GDPR within the EEA Agreement will be delayed beyond 25 May 2018?

Article summary

Information Law analysis: As EU Member States prepare for the imminent application of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) from 25 May 2018, non-EU, European Economic Area (EEA) Member States are also involved in taking the necessary steps to implement this legislation. Petter Bjerke, partner at DLA Piper, Oslo, Norway, discusses the procedures in more detail and the likely timescales involved. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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