Today the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies. It contains 50+ so-called ‘opening clauses’ allowing EU Member States to put national data protection laws in place to supplement the GDPR. In January, the European Commission reminded Member States of the urgent need to introduce national level laws to give effect to these opening clauses, as only Austria and Germany had, at that time, partially adopted national implementations of the GDPR. Even now, much remains to be done. Many Member States are discussing legislative proposals, or are in the process of introducing laws, but a few member states have yet to publish draft laws. From 4 June 2018 Blogdroiteuropéen will host an e-conference in order to give a comparative analysis of the national implementations of the GDPR in various Member States such as Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg…, and the impact of the GDPR in United Kingdom and Switzerland. This e-conference will provide daily working papers of legal academics and data protection professionals of such countries. The purposes of this e-conference are to:
- review the Europeanization of national data protection laws due to the GDPR and the effectiveness of the harmonization process,
- compare how EU Member States approached the challenge of adapting their national laws to the GDPR and to
- discuss the divergent approaches of member states in implementing derogations permitted by the GDPR e.g. minimum age of consent.
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Pour aller plus loin : Notre Tribune de ce jour au Dalloz Actualité : Règlement général de la protection des données : l’après 25 mai 2018