15 June 2015: Council of Ministers approves their version of the Regulation.

End of 2015: Anticipated date for the Regulation to be finalised and published.

End of 2017: Anticipated date for the Regulation to be implemented in all Member States.

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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