09 May Everything you have to know about general data protection regulation
Ana García Lucero, Commercial Department Lawyer. AGM Abogados
On May 25th 2016 the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL of April 27th 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free transfer of such data (General Data Protection Regulation – hereinafter GDPR) came into force, whose application will not become effective until May 25th2018. Since Spanish Personal Data Protection Draft Act to adapt national provisions to the new European framework is still in progress, these last months are of crucial importance; that’s why companies have gone through an adaptation period and progressive alignment to the GDPR.
Hereunder we explain the main steps and/or the modifications that companies treating personal data should carry out to comply with the GDPR: