After four years of negotiations, the text of the General Data Protection Regulation was agreed at the end of 2015 and is expected to be adopted shortly. We will then have two years before the legislation comes into force. Taylor Wessing will be exploring the full detail of the GDPR on the Global Data Hub over the coming year but this month, we consider the headlines and our international data protection experts give their reactions.
As the year draws to a close, we look at what to expect in 2016 in the context of developments over the last twelve months. Cybersecurity, the new General Data Protection Regulation and data exports are likely to dominate in Europe and we also look at the direction of travel in the USA and Asia.
With the final version of the General Data Protection Regulation allegedly mere months away, we pick out some of the key issues including data export, the 'one stop shop, and the cost of compliance. We take a look at the way they've developed during the protracted negotiation process and at where they may end up.