Ruling 3/2019 of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which responds to the consultation by the European Commission regarding the relationship between the Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), covers aspects such as the lawfulness of personal data and possible processing of special categories of personal data. The EDPB opts […]
On 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began to apply directly. The regulation, motivated by current technological advances and the complexity of the processing of personal data, was intended to find a new formula to guarantee an adequate level of protection for natural persons in the European Union and avoid divergences that hinder the free circulation of personal data within the internal market.
It entered into force on 31 July 2018: Royal Decree-Law 5/2018, of 27 July, on urgent measures to adapt Spanish law to the European Union regulations on data protection, approved by the Ministers’ Council and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 30 July 2018. While the Draft Organic Law navigates through parliament, the Government has approved these regulations to adapt the data protection regulations to the General Data Protection Regulation, directly applicable since 25 May 2018.