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What’s the difference between a regulation and a directive?

A regulation is a binding legislative act and must be applied in its entirety across the EU.

A directive is a legislative act that sets out a goal that all EU countries must try and achieve. However, it is up to the individual countries to decide how. This can cause a lot of ambiguity and, in some cases, countries have tried to gain advantage by making their interpretation different.

The GDPR is a regulation, whereas the previous legislation was a directive.

Where can I find out more information about the difference between a regulation and a directive and how this effects the implementation of the GDPR?

The Jaz'ing Up GDPR! book covers the difference between a regulation and a directive and how this effects the implementation of the GDPR in more detail in a fun and easy to understand way without all of the bureaucratic legalise that is common in all other books and discussions about the GDPR.

The book is full of cartoons and call outs to make it easier to grasp what GDPR is all about and is split into 3 main sections.

  • GDPR Nuts and Bolts explains everything you need to know about the GDPR and the difference between a regulation and a directive and how this effects the implementation of the GDPR.
  • Staff Toolbox that is designed for staff who work with personal data and need to get a grounding on the subject.
  • Your Rights as a Data Subject is written from the point of view of the individual person who is affected by the GDPR so that they know there rights and the types of things they will be asking for.

Find out more about the book here.

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