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New guidelines issued to help EU companies prepare for GDPR

Jaclyn Jaeger | March 27, 2018

Two months before the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published two new sets of guidelines, providing advice to the EU institutions on how to adapt to this new chapter in EU data protection.

The guidelines address data protection requirements for the management and governance of IT infrastructure, in general, and for cloud computing services, specifically. They build on the principles enshrined in the GDPR, which will apply in the member states from 25 May.

“When we published our Strategy for the current mandate in 2015, we made readiness for the GDPR one of our top priorities,” said Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Assistant Supervisor at the EDPS. “We are contributing to this target through our work with the EU institutions, as well as through our preparation of the EDPB...

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