GDPR Official Resources (downloadable)


A comprehensive collection of the most important official sources for a better understanding of the GDPR.


This unique collection of EU GDPR related official data protection laws and regulations is simply a must-have for anyone who (professionally or personally) is involved with data protection in a broad sense. Any data protection professional encounters at some point in time the need to return to ‘primary resources’ to sharpen and deepen a more profound understanding for dealing with open norms and obligations which are common in the area of data protection ‘de lege lata’.

As European data protection has become a topic of growing EU Member States and global concern it is prone to many interpretations and even worse, misinterpretations. This is why this ‘GDPR Official Resources’ has encompassed ‘historic contextualization by design’ as lead approach of placing the present legal text of the EU GDPR in a larger plethora of related official legal texts. In a user friendly chronological order this collection starts with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, EU Privacy Directive 1995 which provides for a segue into the EU data protection Reform of 2012, enriched by a selection of substantive opinions of key EU stakeholders in the EU data privacy, a collection of official opinions and guidelines of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is presented in more than 1,000 pages.


About the Editor-in-Chief

Professor mr. drs. Romeo F. Kadir MA MSc LLM LLM (Adv) EMBA EMoC

Romeo Kadir has over 25 years of experience as a privacy and data protection professional. He is involved with many national and international initiatives in the field of privacy, security and data protection, Ph.D. Researcher at Molengraaff Institute, Utrecht University (UU, Netherlands), Senior Associate Fellow with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (New Delhi), Honorary Visiting Professor in the field of Privacy & Data Protection Law at Universitas Padjajaran (Indonesia) and O.P. Jindal Global University (New Delhi). As President of the European Institute for Privacy, Audit, Compliance & Certification (EIPACC), he is an often consulted expert for data protection audits and reviews. As an active member of the International Board of Experts with EuroPrivacy – a premier EU Certification Scheme – he is actively involved with the development of an EU GDPR Data Protection Seal.

As of 1988 the author is involved with executive education, training and coaching of many professionals in the field of data protection or related fields, among which, data privacy experts, data managers, GDPR managers, Data Protection Officers (DPO’s), Privacy Officers, lawyers, ICT specialists, Compliance Officers, Auditors, Risk Officers, Security Officers, CISO’s, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, VP’s Digital Ethics, General Counsels and many others. For more info, see


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