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Council of the European Union Adoption 1

Council of the European Union Adoption

On 8 April 2016, the Council adopted its position at first reading on data protection reform, which paves the way for the final adoption of the legislative package by the European Parliament at its plenary session in April. This formal adoption comes after the compromise agreed with the European Parliament in December 2015. Following this

Negotiations Resulting in Joint Proposal 2

Negotiations Resulting in Joint Proposal

Negotiations between the European Parliament, Council of the European Union and the European Commission (Formal Trilogue Meeting) resulted in a joint proposal. The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union (the Council) and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative

LIBE Orientation Vote 3

LIBE Orientation Vote

The European Commission’s data protection reform proposals (IP/12/46 and IP/13/57) were backed today by an overwhelming majority (49 votes in favour, 1 against and 3 abstentions) in the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament. The reports of MEPs Jan-Philipp Albrecht and Dimitrios Droutsas, on which members of the

GDPR Proposal Released 4

GDPR Proposal Released

The European Commission has today proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy. Technological progress and globalisation have profoundly changed the way our data is collected, accessed and used. In addition, the 27 EU Member States have implemented the 1995 rules differently,

Data Protection Directive Enforced 5

Data Protection Directive Enforced

The “Directive 95/46 of the European Parliament and the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data” (Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC) was established to provide a regulatory framework to guarantee secure and free movement of personal data

Data Protection Directive Adopted 6

Data Protection Directive Adopted

GDPR predecessor The Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) is adopted. The Data Protection Directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data (PII (US)) and on the free movement of such data) was a European Union directive adopted in 1995 which regulates the processing of personal data within