Latham & Watkins’ GDPR Resource Center Provides Online Comparative Tools

Interactive online resources help companies and organizations track permitted local variations in the ongoing implementation of GDPR across EU Member States.

June 14, 2018

Latham & Watkins’ GDPR Resource Center is a comprehensive repository of up-to-date information and guidance on the ongoing implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across EU Member States.

The GDPR came into force on May 25, 2018. The new rules apply to any company or organization that handles personal data belonging to individuals within the EU — in relation either to offering goods and services, or monitoring the behavior of individuals within the EU.

While the European Commission set out the requirements under the GDPR, the roadmap for implementation has been devolved to individual Member States. Latham’s new Resource Center provides online comparative tools and other resources to help companies and organizations navigate the differences in how EU Member States adopt the GDPR framework: 

  • The GDPR Implementation Tracker helps companies keep up to date with the latest developments as EU Member States continue to pass national implementing legislation. 
  • The GDPR Derogations Tracker helps companies understand the permitted local variations in GDPR-implementing legislation across EU Member States.

Gail Crawford, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Technology Transactions Practice, said: “Passing the GDPR into local law is subject to a number of derogations, including exemptions from data subject rights and notice requirements, additional grounds for processing special categories of personal data, rules for processing criminal record data, variations to the age for parental consent, and other penalities including criminal. We hope these new resources will prove useful for European and global companies looking to navigate country-specific variations in the implementation and subsequent enforcement of the GDPR across Europe.”

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