Germany: Introduction to the GDPR - Top 10 Implementation Issues for Companies
Last Updated: 7 March 2017

In May 2016, the European Union ("EU") published the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). This major piece of legislation represents the most significant change in EU data protection law since 1995. It will apply in all EU Member States as of May 25, 2018.

The GDPR is a far-reaching legal instrument that will have a major impact on all companies involved in the processing of personal data, including many outside the EU. It will increase the penalties for noncompliance, with fines of up to €20 million, or 4 percent of annual worldwide turnover. In addition, supervisory authorities will have a number of broad powers.

To help companies prepare for the GDPR, Jones Day will host a series of webinars discussing different aspects of this new legislation. The first webinar in the series, "Introduction to the GDPR," will provide a brief overview of the new rules that will be imposed and the key changes it will make.

We hope you can join us.

Jones Day's General Data Protection Regulation Guide is available here. 


This program has been approved for 1.50 hours of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.50 hours of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, as well as an accredited provider in New York. Ohio and Pennsylvania credit is not available for online participants. Application for CLE credit in other states and countries will be made as needed.


Please respond by Tuesday, March 14, 2017


March 15, 2017

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)


Dr. Undine von Diemar
Partner, Jones Day Munich

Paloma Bru
Of Counsel, Jones Day Madrid

Laurent De Muyter
Of Counsel, Jones Day Brussels

Olivier Haas
Of Counsel, Jones Day Paris

Dr. Jörg Hladjk
Of Counsel, Jones Day Brussels

Jonathon Little
Partner, Jones Day London

Giuseppe Mezzapesa
Of Counsel, Jones Day Milan

Elizabeth A. Robertson
Partner, Jones Day London

Upcoming webinars

in this series

How to Develop a GDPR Compliance Program
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

GDPR in Detail—Analysis of DPA Guidance and National Implementation Efforts
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

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