After a long pre legislative process the EU General Data protection Regulation was published on the 4th may
- The right to the protection of personal data is not an absolute right but framed in relation to its function in society and be balanced against other fundamental rights, in accordance with the principle of proportionality.
- This Regulation is set to respect the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as enshrined in the Treaties, in particular:
- the respect for private and family life, home and communications,
- the protection of personal data, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression and information,
- the freedom to conduct a business,
- the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial,
- cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.
- See comment (Spanish, Noticias jurídicas)