European Parliament: GDPR at the eve of its application

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation will finally enter into full force. After many years of preparations, and a two year transition period, organisations at the end of this month will need to comply with an updated set of data protection rules. The burden of proof for compliance is on the organisations, and data subjects (basically: you and me) will have more rights to understand what is happening with their data.

At the eve of its application, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Consumers hosted a so-called Interparliamentary Committee Meeting, to which also the representatives of the national parliaments from across the EU were invited. In four blocks, the state of play of the data protection reform was discussed, including the Police and Justice Data Protection Directive. On behalf of Nymity, I was invited to discuss the issue of GDPR and Technological Innovation: have organisations found new ways to deal with their data protection requirements? And if so, how do they do so?

The recording of the afternoon session of the Interparliamentary Committee Meeting is available via the link below. My contribution starts around the 18-minute mark.