With two months to go before the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes active, businesses are working against the clock in order to be up and ready when the time comes. The two year extension afforded by the European regulation is coming to an end and there are still many doubts raised as to how it can effectively be applied.
Alejandro Padín, counsel in the Commercial Department and head of Privacy and Data Protection, when he spoke on Tuesday 6 March to the Congress of Deputies Justice Commission, in view of the imminent application of the new GDPR on 25 May.
On May 25 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became mandatory, having been published in the Official Journal of the European Union three weeks earlier. The regulation established a term of two years within which members states and businesses could adapt to the new regulation and prepare for its compulsory application by 25 May 2018.
It is believed that business cards, such a 20th century phenomenon, were first used in China back in the 15th century and that they had reached Europe by the 17th century. Despite their antiquity, they nevertheless continue to play an important role in the business world. Cards are still a simple, easy, rapid and inexpensive way for professionals to exchange their contact details. However, and despite the fact that business cards have endured for over 6 centuries, we raise the question: Could their days be counted from 25 May 2018 when it will be compulsory to comply with the terms of the RGPD?
In May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) will be obligatory, bringing about major changes in the current model for managing personal data in terms of the rights and obligations that businesses will need to address.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) constitutes the greatest legislative landmark in relation to privacy and protection of personal data in Europe in the last 20 years.
On May 4, having been several years in the making, the Official Journal of the European Union finally published the regulatory instruments forming the new European framework for personal data protection, namely: