Negotiations are finished! EU General Data Protection Regulation is coming! Prepare yourself now!
After four years of intense wrangling for a uniform level of data protection in Europe, binding for each Member State, the chief negotiators of the European Parliament, the EU Commission, and the Council of Ministers came to an agreement on 12/15/2015 on the exact wording of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. On 12/17/2015 the chief negotiator of the European Parliament for the data protection regulation, Jan Philipp Alberecht, reported that "an overwhelming majority of the Members in the Home Affairs and Justice Committees of the European Parliament [...] approved the consensus found on Tuesday (December 15) regarding data protection reform." Since the final draft was already transmitted to the permanent representatives of the Member States on 12/15/2015, it is almost certain that the Council of Ministers and the plenum of the European Parliament will formally adopt the EU General Data Protection Regulation and it will enter into full force and effect on 01/01/2018.
The law firm of Kazemi & Lennartz Rechtsanwälte PartG, in cooperation with the firm Tsambikakis & Partner Rechtsanwälte, the Deutscher Anwaltverlag in Bonn and medi-ip dataprotect UG in Bonn, are offering a range of training opportunities to companies already dealing with the new regulations at this time and who wish to make good use of the time remaining.
The number of participants is limited. Seminars will be held in German as well as English, and are therefore particularly interesting for international companies and colleagues.