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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly apply in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018. The regulation contains 50+ so-called opening clauses allowing EU Member States to put national data protection laws in place to supplement the GDPR.

Our survey provides an overview of the current legislative activities in terms of national data protection laws supplementing the GDPR of 27 of the 28 EU Member States (Cyprus is excluded). It focuses on three areas:

  • General Approach: Have there been any declarations, comments or other communication of government officials, Members of Parliament or any other parties concerned with the relevant
    legislative processes regarding national data protection laws supplementing the GDPR?
  • Legislative Steps: Have there been any legislative efforts (discussion papers, ministerial draft bills, drafts introduced by political parties, associations, lobby groups, etc.) to
    amend/abolish existing data protections laws and/or to introduce new national data protection laws supplementing the GDPR?
  • Key Legal Debates: What are the most intensely debated issues in respect of the GDPR in all of the jurisdictions?