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Parliamentary questions
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14 September 2018
E-002988/2018(ASW)
Answer given by Ms Jourová on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-002988/2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has entered into application on 25 May 2018(1). The regulation allows the principle of public access to official documents to be taken into account when applying the regulation.

In particular, Article 86 of the regulation provides that personal data in official documents held by a public authority or a public body or a private body for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest may be disclosed by the authority or body in accordance with Union or Member State law to which the public authority or body is subject in order to reconcile public access to official documents with the right to the protection of personal data pursuant to this regulation.

(1)Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, p. 1‐88.

Last updated: 14 September 2018Legal notice