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”). The Guidelines are now open for public consultation. Comments can be sent to the WP29 until May 23, 2017, before the final adoption, to either of the following email addresses: JUST-ARTICLE29WP-SEC@ec.europa.eu and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GDPR introduces a new regime for the protection of personal data in the European Union, and it will apply starting on May 25, 2018. In line with the new framework, businesses will have to comply with new stringent requirements and obligations.