The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in all EU member states on May 25, 2018, giving companies less than a year to comply.

The GDPR imposes far-reaching obligations for companies in the EU that collect, use, or otherwise process personal information.  While the GDPR is pan-European in scope, individual Member States will be issuing implementation guidelines and in some areas more detailed rules.  We are closely monitoring all developments related to local implementation on behalf of our clients and are making them available here so that you can track them as well.

With possible penalties of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual revenue for non-compliance, companies cannot afford to turn a blind eye.  Morrison & Foerster’s global Privacy + Data Security team has extensive experience advising companies across industries in all phases of GDPR preparedness. Explore our readiness center as you continue to assess your obligations and chart a roadmap to compliance. We would be delighted to speak with you if we can assist. Our team is ready and willing to help.


Read the final text of the GDPR here.


Placemat - Just the Basics
Just the Basics

Download MoFo’s two-page reference guide for key dates, obligations, and considerations as you execute your readiness plan.


GDPR Local Guidance
Local Guidance

The data protection authorities of several EU member states have issued local guidance on GDPR implementation and other resources to help organizations in their preparedness efforts. Access them here.


The EU General Data Protection Regulation: A Primer for International Business
A Primer for International Business

The GDPR ushered a host of changes that will impact global businesses. How will your company respond?


WP29 Guidance
WP29 Weighs In

Visit our one-stop-shop for the Article 29 Working Party (WP29)’s recent GDPR guidance, covering Data Protection Officers, the right to “data portability,” and the identification of the lead supervisory authority.


Germany Enacts GDPR Implementation Bill
Germany Enacts GDPR Implementation Bill

Germany became the first EU Member State to pass a law implementing the GDPR. Read our analysis of the German law and access its full text here.


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