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EU moves towards final approval of European General Data Protection Regulation

16 December 2015

Peter Gooch, UK privacy practice leader at Deloitte, said: “The EU has taken a giant step towards final approval of the much anticipated European General Data Protection Regulation. The long term impact on business may ultimately depend on the level of enforcement, but companies have two years to get their houses in order once the European Parliament has ratified it in early 2016.

“One challenge will be for companies to assess how compliant they are and what degree of change they need to make. Rules such as breach notifications, the ‘right to be forgotten’, the right to data portability and taking a more proactive approach will have an impact on all companies across the 28-member European Union.”

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About Deloitte
In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte LLP, which is among the country's leading professional services firms.

Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see www.deloitte.co.uk/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

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Laura Parsons
Deloitte LLP
+44 (0) 20 7303 0885
lauparsons@deloitte.co.uk

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