The General Data Protection Regulation is adopted by the European Council 8 April 2016

The European Council of Ministers will adopt the General Data Protection Regulation on 8 April 2016. 

The dates for votes in Parliament are still to be confirmed, but the following timetable may be used:

  • Tuesday 12 April, 11:15 – 11:45: LIBE Committee vote
  • Thursday 14 April, 12:00 – 14:00: Plenary vote
  • June/July 2016: Publication in the Official Journal of the European Union
  • The Regulation will take effect two years after formal adoption

The final text that the Council will vote on, incorporating the changes from the legal-linguistic checks, is available via: http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-5419-2016-INIT/en/pdf

Source: Beth Thompson, Wellcome Trust