EU Rebukes Five Countries Lagging On Data Rules Implementation

The European Commission has given a public nudge to five countries it says have failed to make the necessary legislative reforms to bring the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into national law.

In a joint statement issued on Friday, vice presidents Frans Timmermans and Andrus Ansip and commissioners Věra Jourová and Mariya Gabriel said that implementation of the sweeping data protection reforms is largely “well advanced”.

“We count, however, on the five remaining member states to adapt their legal frameworks to the new EU-wide rules as soon as possible,” the officials said.

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