Personal data and freedom of expression

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Personal data and freedom of expression 

Belgium 28.07.2017 n/a
Czech Republic 29.06.2017 n/a
Denmark 29.06.2017 n/a
Finland 02.08.2017 Currently, only limited provisions of the Personal Data Act apply the processing of personal data for purposes of journalism or artistic or literary expression. The Working Group has proposed that the current approach would be upheld in the new Data Protection Act. This would require some limitations to the rights of data subjects.
France 29.06.2017 n/a
Germany 07.08.2017 Yes - § 35 exempts the controller from its obligation to erase pesonal data where the erasure is, in case of non-automatic data processing, impossible, or only possible with disproportionately high effort and the data subject has a minor interest for erasure. § 27(2) restricts the data subjects' rights subject to certain further requirements.
Hungary 16.10.2017 n/a
Ireland  12.09.2017  The General Scheme envisages that the Data Protection Bill will contain an exemption from many of the rights and obligations provided for under GDPR for data processed for journalistic purposes or academic, artistic or literary expression where compliance with such provisions would be ‘incompatible’ with such purposes. It is envisaged that there would be a mechanism for the Data Protection Commission to refer questions regarding the application of this exemption to the Irish High Court for determination. 
Italy 28.06.2017 According to Garante's Guide, article 8 Legislative Decree 196/03 can be applied, if consistent with GDPR.
Netherlands 28.06.2017 n/a
Poland 01.08.2017 n/a
Spain 27.07.2017 n/a
Sweden 17.07.2017 n/a
UK 07.08.2017 Current exemptions in s.32 DPA to be re-enacted.