The GDPR 2016/679/EU (General Data Protection Regulation) was adopted on April 14, 2016. In order to process personal data, data controllers and processors must comply with this regulation. The GDPR harmonizes the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons with regards to the processing of their data and to ensure the free flow of personal data between Member States.
The GPSD 2001/95/EC (General Product Safety Directive) was published on January 15, 2004. In order to place products in the European Economic Area, distributors and manufacturers must comply with this directive. The aims of the directive are to protect consumers’ health and safety and to ensure the EEA functions properly in relation to this directive.
The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating the making available on the market of radio equipment replaced the former R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment with a transition period of 1 year from the date of adoption.
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The European Parliament and Council Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys (“TSD” – Toy Safety Directive) was published on 30 June 2009 and entered into force on 20 July 2009 aimed to entirely repeal the TSD 88/378/EEC (Toy Safety Directive), Council Directive 88/378/EEC of March 3, 1988 which was published on January 1, 1990.
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The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council was published on March 29, 2014 in the Official Journal of the European Union, L 96/79, and replaced Directive 2004/108/EC on the 18th April 2014.
The LVD 2014/35/EU (Low Voltage Directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits is entered into force on the 20th April 2016 replacing the previous Directive 2006/95/EC. The Low Voltage Directive was one of the eight directives harmonised with NLF as a part of a so-called ’Alignment Package’.
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The Machinery Directive (MD) 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery has been applicable since 29th December 2009 replacing the former Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.The Machinery Directive aims at the free market circulation of machinery within the European Economic Area and at the protection of workers and consumers using it.
Read more: MSD 2006/42/EC – Machinery Safety Directive
The new Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the market of pressure equipment replaces the former Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC as from 19th July 2016. The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure (PS) greater than 0.5 bar.
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ATEX 94/9/EC Directive – Equipment and Protective systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
The Equipment and Protective systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC of 23 March 1994, provides the essential health and safety requirements – leaving to standards developed by European standardization organizations their technical expression – and the relevant conformity assessment procedures before placing such equipment on the European market.
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The Construction Products Regulation (CPR 305/2011/EU), published by the European Parliament on 9 March 2011, repeals the Construction Products Directive (CPD 89/106/EEC) and enacts stricter rules on the construction industry.
The European Union (EU) is revising the framework for the approval of motor vehicles with a new Directive (2007/46/EC), which repeals and replaces Directive 70/156/EEC in order to have a clearer, more coherent text based on the principle of proportionality. The new Directive retains (in revised form) the majority of the provisions of the former Directive but also introduces some entirely new concepts and requirements.
Read more: MVD 2007/46/EC – Motor Vehicle Directive