Timeline

Oct 1995: GDPR predecessor The Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) is adopted

Oct 1998: The Data Protection Directive is enforced

Jan 2012: GDPR draft proposal is released

Mar 2012: Article 29 Working Party releases opinion

Oct 2013: European Commission’s LIBE Committee backs new rules

Mar 2014: European Parliament votes to support GDPR

Dec 2015: Trilogue reaches agreement to put forward reform

Apr 2016: GDPR is adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union

May 2018: GDPR is enforced