EU DP Regulation in force 25 May 2018: Time to start preparing for compliance


The EU Data Protection Regulation was published in the European Union’s Official Journal yesterday, and will enter into force on 25 May 2018. Together with EU Regulation 2016/679, the European Commission has published the text of the so-called Police Directive ( and the Passenger Name Record Directive (

By 25 May 2020 and every four years thereafter, the Commission will submit a report on the evaluation and review of Regulation 2016/679 to the European Parliament and to the Council. The reports will be made public.

Businesses now have two years to start their preparation process. Join the main players with 40+ speakers from 16 countries at Great Expectations, PL&B’s 29th Annual International Conference, 4-6 July at St. John’s College, Cambridge to learn how to work towards your organisation’s compliance.

The full conference programme has been published today at

The text of the Regulation – in all languages – is available at


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