CNPD and SMC Held Information Sessions on New Data Protection Regulations

The CNPD (Commission nationale pour la protection des données and SMC (Service des médias et des communications) have held information sessions on the impact of new data protection regulations to take place in the Chamber of Commerce between 5 and 11 December 2016.

The information sessions dealt with the effects of new regulations concerning data protection in key sectors of Luxembourg’s economy and formed part of a specially created series of events for Digital Lëtzebuerg to present the regulations to various actors involved and to guide them in its implementation.

Throughout the week, specialised speakers from the finance, health and ICT sectors responded to the worries and questions of those present regarding data protection. Moreover, in light of the growing importance of start-ups in Luxembourg, the associations held a specific session on this topic at Technoport in Esch-Belval.

From 25 May 2018, these new laws, which replace those of 1995, will be directly applicable in all Member States of the European Union, including Luxembourg and to all its actors. The new regulations aim to give citizens more control over their personal data, as well as to give more responsibility to businesses with regard to reducing administrative costs, and to reinforce the role of data protection authorities such as the CNPD.