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Stricter EU data protection rules adopted
- On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament approved the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This creates a new regulatory
framework unifying data protection laws across the 28 European
Union (EU) member states and replaces the current EU Data
- Although the GDPR does not come into force until May 2018, there are
many new and significantly enhanced requirements that need action
before the deadline.
- As a multi-disciplinary practice, we are uniquely placed to help our
clients adjust to the new environment. Our Data Protection team
comprises lawyers, consultants, auditors, risk specialists, forensics
experts and strategists. Our team is truly global and has on-the-ground
expertise in all the major EU economies.
Are Swiss companies impacted?
- The GDPR is much wider in its scope than the previous EU Data
Protection Directive and that means that the new law applies directly
to more organisations. Any organisations that are active in Europe
will need to comply with the GDPR. This includes those organisations
with no business facilities in the EU but that are targeting goods
and services at people in the EU or are monitoring people there. For
example, a Swiss retailer that has no business facilities in the EU but
directs the markets products to customers based in the EU will need to
comply with the GDPR.
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