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. The new regulations replace Directive 95/46/EC, which in Spain gave rise to Organic Law 15/1999 on Personal Data Protection (more commonly known as the LOPD).
This legislative change affects both the internal organization of companies, as well as their businesses and, as of May 25, 2018, is directly applicable to all Member States, without the need for transposition.
The major changes resulting from the new regulations were the focal point at the seminar held on Friday, March 24 at the AXA Convention Center in Barcelona, organized by Garrigues. Several professionals from the firm participated to sift through the content and novelties of the GDPR. José Ramón Morales (partner in charge of the Technology and Outsourcing industry), Alejandro Padín (counsel from the Corporate/Commercial Law Department), Daniel Caccamo (associate from the Corporate/Commercial Law Department) and Fernando Sánchez-Mora (director of G-advisory Consulting) were the speakers.