Year of GDPR: What Have We Learned?

This entry was posted on 13 May 2019 by Consuelo Álvarez

On 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began to apply directly. The regulation, motivated by current technological advances and the complexity of the processing of personal data, was intended to find a new formula to guarantee an adequate level of protection for natural persons in the European Union and avoid divergences that hinder the free circulation of personal data within the internal market.

Decree-Law Data Protection

The Government Approves a Royal Decree-Law with Urgent Measures to Adapt to the EU Regulations on Data Protection

This entry was posted on 9 August 2018 by Consuelo Álvarez

It entered into force on 31 July 2018: Royal Decree-Law 5/2018, of 27 July, on urgent measures to adapt Spanish law to the European Union regulations on data protection, approved by the Ministers’ Council and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 30 July 2018. While the Draft Organic Law navigates through parliament, the Government has approved these regulations to adapt the data protection regulations to the General Data Protection Regulation, directly applicable since 25 May 2018.