Europrivacy.info has fulfilled the task of preparing Italian companies for the impact of the GDPR. We started to publish our interpretations of the law well before the final text was approved (in 2015) and we organized dozens of public conferences and debates even with the Data Protection Authority. We consider this task concluded with 316 posts.

We have therefore decided to close the blog at 12/31/2018 thanking the authors and our readers for their support and sympathy.


Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data.

The European Parliament approved the Council position at first reading on 14 April 2016 and completed the legislative process.
The Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 4th of May 2016 and entered into force on the 24th of May  2016.

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect May 25 2018.


Official Journal of the European Union (HTML)
Official Journal of the European Union (PDF)

European Data Protection Board Guidelines (HTML)

The new EU Regulation on Personal Data Protection is a major event, impacting on personal lives of EU citizen as well as on organizations dealing with personal data for their businesses.

The impressive change forced by digital transformation in peoples’ habits for a variety of daily normal activities is turning personal data into a gold mine for almost all businesses and, at the same time, a crucial topic in terms of freedom, democracy and civil rights.

These are the reasons why maintaining focus on personal data protection is a mandatory activity, especially for security and compliance professionals: IT people, compliance and security managers, CxO, technology vendors, system integrators, consultants, lawyers and law firms… Everyone needs to be aware of facts and trends on this topic.

This is why AUSED, Clusit and Oracle Community for Security have decided to join their efforts and promote this observatory on the new EU regulation on Personal Data Protection, despite the fact that it will take 24 months, after approval, to be enforced.

Europrivacy.info is an open and dynamic site where you can find the latest news, comment on what’s going on, answer to go in depth and contribute with your point of view.

Since the European proposal is extended and connected to many other national and international laws and regulations, we have decided to scope our effort towards two goals:

  1. Understanding its impact on companies and how to best manage it;
  2. Focus on the connection and overlaps between Compliance and IT Security.

This initiative puts in contact people that have questions with those that might have the answers: a wide community of experts agreed to professionally contribute with articles and news, pro bono or on behalf of their company’s sponsorship.

Some of the key players in the security and compliance arena decided to sponsor this initiative: you can find their name in the sponsor page.

Europrivacy.info has been designed to be an European initiative. For this reason, its main language is Euro English. Translations will become available only through a mother tongue professional, voluntary effort for each EU language.

Join us in making this initiative a success and therefore your own success.

Security experts are listening Mr. Antonello Soro president of the Italian Privacy Authority

Security experts are listening Mr. Antonello Soro president of the Italian Privacy Authority