Recital 21

1 This Regulation is without prejudice to the application of Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (8), in particular of the liability rules of intermediary service providers in Articles 12 to 15 of that Directive. 2 That Directive seeks to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market by ensuring the free movement of information society services between Member States.


(8) Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (‘Directive on electronic commerce’) (OJ L 178, 17.7.2000, p. 1).

This recital of the General Data Protection Regulation clarifies article 2 GDPR (Material scope).*
* The reference between articles and recitals is based on the professional assessment of activeMind.legal.