General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in the EEA

Published 19-07-2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 entered into force in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 20 July 2018.

The Joint Committee Decision (JCD) incorporating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 was adopted by the EEA Joint Committee on 6 July 2018 and entered into force on 20 July 2018.

The GDPR is now applicable throughout the Internal Market, including the EEA EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Find the JCD in different languages: English - German - Icelandic - Norwegian

Legal act in EU languages, as weell as the Icelandic and Norwegian translation of the GDPR.

All relevant documents in the EEA-Lex.

Read more on Data Protection here


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