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EU: European Data Protection Board on the territorial scope of the GDPR

December 13, 2018

The provision of Article 3 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on its territorial applicability leaves room for various open questions.

There is keen interest among those outside the EU who are responsible for the data flow in the interpretation of this provision. The scope of application has been considerably extended in the GDPR compared to the its predecessor, the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46 / EU) which leads to uncertainties. To this end, the European Data Protection Board (EDSA) has published new guidelines as a consultation document that, however, fall short of clarifying many issues affecting non-EU providers.

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