On February 11, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) issued a statement setting out its 2016 action plan for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the aim of

enabling the new legal framework to be effective in time for the first semester of 2018, and its work programme for 2016-18. The Action Plan sets out the priorities of the WP29, in preparing for the transition into the new legal framework, including: setting up the European  Data Protection Supervisor (EDPB) structure and its administration; preparing the “one-stop-shop” and consistency mechanism; issuing guidance for data controllers and processors; and, communication around the EDPB and the GDPR. A Work Program 2016-18 details the tasks of the WP29’s subgroups during the transitional period between adoption and implementation of the GDPR.

WP29 Action Plan

Work Program 2016-18