EU Data Protection Regulation

EU Data Protection Regulation has large impact on majority of companies in Europe (and abroad) on next few years. As far as I know, it shall apply from 25th of May, 2018.

I don’t know nearly enough about the regulation yet, but decided to summarize information sources for myself on this page and perhaps they will be useful for others too. I will intend to update this in future, when needed.

Summarizing the changes

European Commission web page (see: Reform of EU data protection below on Information sources) had factsheets that covered the changes. Especially one that explained how citizens’ rights will change, was quite useful:

Key changes

Information sources

Reform of EU data protection rules

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is finally agreed

EU data protection rules affect everyone, say legal experts

A guide to your rights

10 things you need to know about the new EU data protection regulation

Data Protection Handbook - (a bit outdated, but might be useful)


When it comes personal information, some things to consider


  • Name
  • Street address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Location information
  • Photograph
  • IP address
  • Phone recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Credit card number
  • Bank account, salary or financial details
  • Education
  • Medical details or health information
  • Fingerprints or blood type
  • Religious or sexual preferences
  • … and so on

How (consider what is done to that information)

  • Collecting
  • Saving
  • Organizing
  • Using
  • Moving
  • Giving
  • Storing
  • Modifying
  • Combining
  • Securing