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Timetable

January 2012 ​ EC Vice-President, Commissioner Viviane Reding, published proposals to reform European data protection rules. This included a draft revised Data Protection Regulation.​
May 2012 European Parliament committees began an exchange of views on the draft revised Data Protection Regulation.
July 2012 The first European Parliament working document was produced by lead rapporteur - MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht of the LIBE committee.
October-November 2012 The European Parliament led an inter-parliamentary hearing with national parliaments.
January 2013 A draft report and mark-up of the proposed regulation, based on earlier working documents, was released by Jan Philipp Albrecht.
March 2013 Opinions on Albrecht's report and revised draft due from all other European Parliament advisory committees.
Autumn 2013 Informal negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. In October the LIBE Committee voted on a compromise text.
March 2014 The EU Parliament ran a plenary vote in first reading of the draft Regulation. and adopted the LIBE Committee's compromise text.
May 2014 The Council met and produced a report. They reached a partial general approach on specific articles of the GDPR and held an orientation debate on the "one stop shop" mechanism.
October 2014 The Council reached a partial general approach on Chapter IV of the GDPR
​March 2015 ​The Council reached a partial general approach on Chapters II, VI and VII.
Spring 2015​ The Council continued to work at a technical level.
June 2015 The Council released their general approach. Trilogue negotiations between the three institutions are ongoing.
24 June 2015 Kick off trilogue meeting
14 July 2015 Second trilogue
​17 December 2015 ​The EU GDPR was agreed.
​8 April 2016 ​The GDPR was adopted
​5 April 2017 The Article 29 Working Party adopted guidelines on data protection officers, one-stop-shop and the right to data portability.
​25 May 2018 ​The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation.

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