EU General Data Protection Regulation: overkill or overdue?


This article was first published in Gerald Edelman’s Spring Newsletter, March 2017 (
With EU data protection reforms agreed at last what do you need to know?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant development in data protection law for 20 years. Whilst seeking to establish a level playing eld for businesses within the EU, there is no doubt that the extraterritorial nature of the GDPR, coupled with the on-going debate over Privacy Shield and transfers of personal data to the USA and other non-EU countries, will maintain the EU as the gold-plated standard for data protection.
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Robert Bond

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