General Data Protection Regulation


The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which seeks to unify fragmented existing data protection rules, will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union (including the United Kingdom) on May 25, 2018. With so much at stake, data controllers and processors will want to take immediate action to prepare for enforcement of the GDPR.


Our team of Ropes & Gray attorneys is ready to collaborate with clients to understand the key implications of the GDPR and advise on how to navigate its implementation. We have an established team focused on assessing GDPR developments for our clients worldwide, including identifying how to ensure proper compliance.



Ropes & Gray can work with you and your organization to adapt your policies and procedures to the GDPR. Roadmap to Compliance is a workbook that walks in-house teams through practical steps that address the new requirements and demonstrate compliance.  It includes:

  • A summary of relevant GDPR requirements, organized by topic
  • A practical explanation of what these requirements mean for businesses
  • A checklist of proposed action items that will position an organization to demonstrate GDPR compliance

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you launch or enhance your organization’s GDPR compliance program, please email

Download our brochure for more information about how we can partner with you on each step of your compliance roadmap.


Please see below for relevant Ropes & Gray briefings and articles on GDPR that may affect your business.



Useful Links

Please see below for various GDPR related guidance, including links to country-by-country regulatory agencies.

EU Legislation

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