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The Impact of the EU Data Protection Rules on the GPA

Zbigniew Raczkiewicz, Antoine Malherme


Keywords: GDPR, Agreement on Government Procurement, GPA, World Trade Organisation, Privacy, Data protection

The new rules introduced in the European Union by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a tremendous impact on all aspects of our lives, including public procurements. They apply not only to the domestic public procurements but also to the ones covered by international agreements, like the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). It is therefore interesting to analyse what impact the European Union data protection rules have on the application of GPA provisions, in particular if the former do not restrict the latter.

Dr Zbigniew Raczkiewicz is Head of Calls for Tenders sector and Antoine Malherme, LLM, works in the Contracts sector at the Publications Office of the European Union. The ideas, comments and opinions expressed in the Article are those of the authors only and shall not be linked in any way with the official position of the European commission.


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