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The Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29‘) has recently adopted and subsequently finalised its long-awaited guidelines on Consent as well as those on Transparency under Regulation 2016/679 (the ‘GDPR‘). These long-awaited guidelines form part of the many GDPR related guidelines, opinions and recommendations issued by the WP29 aimed to help practitioners, controllers and processors alike to better understand the workings and intricacies of the imminent GDPR. These guidelines substantially expand on the notions of Consent and Transparency, going beyond what is merely contained in the law.

Although strictly speaking they are not considered ‘law’, guidelines and opinions of the WP29 are given considerable importance when it comes to the interpretation and implementation of the law.

For more information about the GDPR and for access to our related articles on the matter as well as GDPR resources (including all relevant WP29 guidelines and opinions) please visit our mini-site that is dedicated to the GDPR. Among other things, visitors may download (free of charge) our recently updated overview of the GDPR. Unless you have already done so, we also invite you to subscribe to our GDPR mailing list so that you will receive our legal updates about the GDPR and related issues.


This document does not purport to give legal advice. For any queries relating to data protection please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Paul Felice, Dr. Claude Micallef-Grimaud or Dr. Antoine Camilleri.