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The Article 29 Working Party and its future post-GDPR

Posted on 18 April 2018. Source: Lexis Nexis

The Article 29 Working Party and its future post-GDPR

Data Protection Advisor Jon Baines recently explained the role of the Article 29 Working Party, the guidance it produces, and the introduction of the European Data Protection Board by the GDPR.

Jon said:

"When GDPR becomes directly applicable on 25 May 2018, the Working Party will cease to exist in its current iteration, and will be replaced by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which will be, in contrast to the Working Party, a body of the EU.

"It is understood that existing Working Party guidance is currently being treated as draft guidance of the EDPB, but it will be for the EDPB itself to make a firm decision on this..."

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