We will update this page monthly to highlight and link to what’s new in our Guide to the GDPR.

September 2018

We have expanded our guidance on Exemptions.

August 2018

We have expanded our guidance on International transfers.

May 2018

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published draft guidelines on certification and identifying certification criteria in accordance with Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation 2016/679 for consultation. The consultation will end on 12 July.

We have published detailed guidance on children and the GDPR.

We have published detailed guidance on determining what is personal data.

We have expanded our guidance on data protection by design and default, and published detailed guidance on automated decision-making and profiling.

We have published a new page on codes of conduct, and a new page on certification.

We have published detailed guidance on the right to be informed.

We have published detailed guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs).

We have expanded the pages on the right of access and the right to object.

We have published detailed guidance on consent.

We have expanded the page on the right to data portability.

April 2018

We have expanded the page on Accountability and governance.

We have expanded the page on Security.

We have updated all of the lawful basis pages to include a link to the lawful basis interactive guidance tool.

March 2018

We have published detailed guidance on DPIAs for consultation. The consultation will end on 13 April 2018. We have also updated the guide page on DPIAs to include the guide level content from the detailed guidance.

We have published detailed guidance on legitimate interests.

We have expanded the pages on:

February 2018

The consultation period for the Article 29 Working party guidelines on consent has now ended and comments are being reviewed. The latest timetable is for the guidelines to be finalised for adoption on 10-11 April.

The consultation period for the Article 29 Working Party guidelines on transparency has now ended.

Following the consultation period, the Article 29 Working Party has adopted final guidelines on Automated individual decision-making and Profiling and personal data breach notification. These have been added to the Guide.

We have published our Guide to the data protection fee.

We have updated the page on Children to include the guide level content from the detailed guidance on Children and the GDPR which is out for public consultation.

January 2018

We have published more detailed guidance on documentation.

We have expanded the page on personal data breaches.

We have also added four new pages in the lawful basis section, covering contract, legal obligationvital interests and public task.

December 2017

We have published detailed guidance on Children and the GDPR for public consultation. The consultation closes on 28 February 2018.

The sections on Lawful basis for processing and Rights related to automated individual decision making including profiling contain new expanded guidance. We have updated the section on Documentation with additional guidance and documentation templates. We have also added new sections on legitimate interests, special category data and criminal offence data, and updated the section on consent.

The Article 29 Working Party has published the following guidance, which is now included in the Guide.

It is inviting comments on these guidelines until 23 January 2018.

The consultation for the Article 29 Working Party guidelines on breach notification and automated decision-making and profiling ended on 28 November. We are reviewing the comments received together with other members of the Article 29 Working Party and expect the guidelines to be finalised in early 2018.

November 2017

The Article 29 Working Party has published guidelines on imposing administrative fines.

We have replaced the Overview of the GDPR with the Guide to the GDPR. The Guide currently contains similar content to the Overview, but we have expanded the sections on Consent and Contracts and Liabilities on the basis of the guidance on these topics which we have previously published for consultation.

The Guide to the GDPR is not yet a finished product; it is a framework on which we will build upcoming GDPR guidance and it reflects how future GDPR guidance will be presented. We will be publishing more detailed guidance on some topics and we will link to these from the Guide. We will do the same for guidelines from the Article 29 Working Party.

October 2017

The Article 29 Working Party has published the following guidance, which is now included in our overview. 

The Article 29 Working Party has also adopted guidelines on administrative fines and these are expected to be published soon.

In the Rights related to automated decision making and profiling we have updated the next steps for the ICO.

In the Key areas to consider we have updated the next steps in regard to the ICO’s consent guidance.

The deadline for responses to our draft GDPR guidance on contracts and liabilities for controllers and processors has now passed. We are analysing the feedback and this will feed into the final version.

September 2017

We have put out for consultation our draft GDPR guidance on contracts and liabilities for controllers and processors.

July 2017

In the Key areas to consider we have updated the next steps in regard to the ICO’s consent guidance and the Article 29 Working Party’s Europe-wide consent guidelines.

June 2017

The Article 29 Working Party’s consultation on their guidelines on high risk processing and data protection impact assessments closed on 23 May. We await the adoption of the final version.

May 2017

We have updated our GDPR 12 steps to take now document.

We have added a Getting ready for GDPR checklist to our self-assessment toolkit.

April 2017

We have published our profiling discussion paper for feedback.

March 2017

We have published our draft consent guidance for public consultation.

January 2017

Article 29 have published the following guidance, which is now included in our overview: