The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall apply from 25 May 2018. It contains 50+ so-called opening clauses allowing EU Member States to put national data protection laws in place to supplement the GDPR. In January, the European Commission reminded Member States of the urgent need to introduce national level laws to give effect to these opening clauses, as only Austria and Germany had, at that time, partially adopted national implementations of the GDPR. Even now, much remains to be done. Many Member States are discussing legislative proposals, or are in the process of introducing laws, but a few member states have yet to publish draft laws. France is part of the group of Member States, which are about to adopt their national implementation. After a reading in each of the legislative chambers, a joint committee will agree on the final version of the text in April.