Regulation (EU) 2016/679 allows European Union (EU) citizens to better control their personal data. It also modernises and unifies rules allowing businesses to reduce red tape and to benefit from greater consumer trust.

Directive (EU) 2016/680 ‘aims to better protect individuals’ personal data when their data is being processed by police and criminal justice authorities.
It also aims to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism and cross-border crime in the EU by enabling police and criminal justice authorities in EU countries to exchange information necessary for investigations more efficiently and effectively. The Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities is part of the EU data protection reform package along with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). [Source:].