Commission publishes guidance on GDPR

9 March 2018

Commission publishes guidance on GDPR



In today's world, the way we handle data will determine to a large extent our economic future and personal safety. We need modern rules to respond to new risks, so we call on EU governments, authorities and businesses to use the remaining time efficiently and fulfill their roles in the preparations for the big day.

Vĕra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality

On 25th May, the European General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) will be applied, with companies and individuals across Europe expected to be in full compliance by this time.

It has recently been reported that “only 26% of European companies are fully GDPR-compliant, with research suggesting many are taking a piecemeal approach, focusing too heavily on IT to meet requirements” (B2B Marketing quoted in FEPE news). Certain printers (i.e. those producing direct mail) will be more affected than others by the GDPR, although the Regulation will affect all companies.

To help companies become and remain compliant, the Commission has published guidance on the GDPR. You can consult this guidance on the Commission’s website. Intergraf members are providing active support to printers at national level. Intergraf has also published a ‘Guide to the GDPR’. Contact Laetitia Reynaud (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for information on how you can access this report. There is more information about what it contains—and the GDPR’s opportunities for printers—on our website.

For more information see the Commission’s press release.