Following four years of intensive negotiations and a two-year post-adoption grace period, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679, came into effect on May 25, 2018, replacing the previous European Data Protection Directive (DPD), Directive 95/46/EC. Compared with the DPD, the GDPR extends the territorial reach of European data protection law. See Bird & Bird LLP, Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation 1–3 (2017).
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