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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

EU General Data Protection Regulation: Supporting the implementation

In May 2016, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation, which will take effect in 2018. Laws must always be interpreted to determine how they can be implemented in everyday life. Group Privacy has now drawn up a set of standardized rules for the Group: as a whole: the Binding Interpretations. They were put together in collaboration with data privacy experts in the national companies. The Binding Interpretations include specific recommendations and best practice examples to implement the EU regulation. For example, they explain what a customer consent must entail, or how customer data has to be deleted, if this is requested by the customer. Over the next few years, we will be collecting further practical experience and further developing these interpretations. Our data privacy training will also be adapted to include the new content.