ADAPT Centre


A project for annotating and representing GDPR as a linked data resource.

Made available under the CC-by-4.0 license

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Canonical representations

GDPRtEXT OWL Vocabulary

An OWL vocabulary to express GDPR document structure and annotations

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GDPR text as RDF resource

Data Protection Directive (DPD)

See online linked version of DPD here. Also serialised as RDF and Turtle formats.

GDPR can be linked to the its predecessor, the Data Protection Directive (DPD). This mapping shows the changes between the two legislations.

Additionally, previous research related to using DPD obligations through approaches such as XACML can take advantage of the mapping.

The following mapping table shows the change between the two legislations, and also whether a corresponding change is required in XACML rules based on DPD obligations.

See mapping table

Project repository

Ongoing work with repository at