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EU Data Chiefs Finalize GDPR Territorial Scope Guidelines

Nov. 13, 2019, 7:45 PM

Newly approved guidelines on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation’s territorial scope are expected to help multinationals assess compliance with the privacy rule, regardless of where they do business, attorneys said.

The European Data Protection Board, composed of privacy authorities from the EU’s 28 member countries, endorsed the guidelines Nov. 12. A final version hasn’t been issued publicly, but a draft was released in November 2018, and past board guidelines haven’t change significantly between draft and final stages.

Although the GDPR took effect in May 2018, assessing its global impact is complicated by provisions that aim to protect the...

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