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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016 with an enforcement date of 25 May 2018.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

Official Website: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en

Further Info: https://www.eugdpr.org/


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Important for Government Departments to look to Information Commissioner for guidance.

FAQ for Governments: https://www.oaic.gov.au/agencies-and-organisations/faqs-for-agencies-orgs/government-agencies/does-the-eu-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-apply-to-australian-government-agencies
Blog post: https://www.oaic.gov.au/media-and-speeches/news/general-data-protection-regulation-commences-25-may