The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Data Protection Directive (LEDP Directive) are expected to be finalised by the European Parliament tomorrow, Thursday 14 April 2016.

The new data protection laws were approved by the European Council on 8 April 2016.  Earlier this week, the LIBE committee also voted to approve the laws. The European Parliament is expected to formally adopt the GDPR and LEPD Directive on Thursday 14 April 2016.  Once adopted, the texts will be published in the Official Journal.  Businesses will then have a two year transitionary period to comply with the new laws.

The European Council published a new version of the GDPR, which will likely be the final text of the GDPR. Some technical/linguistic work has clarified some of the unclear wording in the text that was adopted by a political agreement of the EU institutions last December 2015.

For further information on the EU GDPR see our dedicated website: