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Vote on EU DP proposals now delayed

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10/05/2013 by:

The lead rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) announced at a LIBE meeting on 6 May that the committee’s vote on the draft DP Regulation will be delayed due to around 3,000 amendment...

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EU DP compromise proposal would make life easier for companies

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10/06/2013 by:

The Council of the European Union, anxious to see progress with the draft EU DP Regulation before the Parliament’s summer recess, is suggesting a compromise deal which takes more of a risk-based approach. With regard to extra-territorial...

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EU DPAs may be given discretion to decide level of fines

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05/07/2013 by:

A leaked document sent on 21 June from the Irish Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers to the Data Protection Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX) reveals that the administrative fines in the planned EU DP regulati...

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EU Justice Ministers find common ground on DP draft Regulation

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08/10/2013 by:

In a press conference on 7 October, EU Commissioner, Viviane Reding, declared that she is very happy about the progress made at the European Union’s Justice Council meeting. “Today the text [draft Data Protection Regulation] received very strong...

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Critical times for EU DP draft Regulation as UK tries to delay it

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01/11/2013 by:

At last week’s European Council meeting, the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, pushed his counterparts to agree on a 2015 deadline, which could mean that the EU Data Protection Regulation would not be adopted under the current Commission, and th...

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South Africa adopts comprehensive privacy law

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02/12/2013 by:

A law heavily influenced by the EU draft DP Regulation and European DP tradition. Pamela Stein reports. After eight years of deliberations and numerous reviews, South Africa’s first comprehensive data protection law, the Protection of Personal...

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Greece: DP a priority for 2014 EU Presidency, legal wrangle at the EU Council

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09/12/2013 by:

As we wait to see whether there will be any progress made by the end of the year, Greece, which will hold the next presidency of the EU, January to June 2014, has announced that it will ensure that data protection is high up on the agenda. On the...

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EDPS calls Germany to take the lead in negotiating the EU DP Regulation

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16/01/2014 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has urged the German government to take the lead in trying to ensure that the EU DP reform takes place before the elections of the European Parliament and Commission in May this year. Speakin...

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Delay with EU DP draft Regulation - lack of political will or tricky technical issues?

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23/01/2014 by:

Speaking at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference in Brussels yesterday, Paul Nemitz, Director, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship part of the European Commission, argued that ministers have to take charge now for progressing the...

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Deadline for adopting the EU Data Protection Regulation shifted to the end of 2014

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28/01/2014 by:

The stakeholders have agreed on a new deadline, the end of 2014, to give the ministers of the 28 EU Member States in the Justice Council an opportunity to agree on the remaining controversial issues. EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding,...

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EU Justice Ministers remain broadly committed to extending the DP Regulation’s territorial scope

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06/03/2014 by:

At the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting on 3 and 4 March, the Justice Minsters had a debate on the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation. They broadly supported the draft provisions regarding the territorial scope of the Regulation,...

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New EU Commissioner: Right to be Forgotten must not delay reform

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20/08/2014 by:

Newly appointed EU Justice Commissioner, Martine Reicherts, says that some parties are using the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) to undermine the EU’s data protection reform. “They have got it wrong. And I will not let them abuse this crucial ruling ...

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EU Council of Ministers takes a step away from total harmonisation

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05/12/2014 by:

At the EU Council of Ministers Home and Justice Affairs meeting 4 December in Brussels, the ministers agreed a partial general approach on data processing in the public sector.  This proposal by the Council would allow for some flexibility for the...

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Privacy advocacy NGOs worried about compromises in new EU DP regime

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27/04/2015 by:

NGOs from the European Union and around the globe, including European Digital Rights (EDRi), Privacy International and US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), have expressed concern over the proposed changes to the draft EU Data...

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EU Council reaches agreement on EU DP Regulation

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15/06/2015 by:

Today, Justice Ministers in the Council reached a General Approach on the new data protection rules confirming the approach taken in the Commission's proposal back in 2012. Trilogue negotiations between the Council, the European Parliament and the...

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Trilogue on EU DP Regulation starts with optimistic notes

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24/06/2015 by:

Speaking after the first Trilogue meeting today, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Rapporteur for the European Parliament said that agreement between the Trilogue parties may be achieved by the end of the year, together with agreement on the so called EU Poli...

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EU Council reaches common position on draft Data Protection Directive

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13/10/2015 by:

The EU Council has agreed its negotiating position on the draft Data Protection Directive for the law enforcement area. This in an important step as the Trilogue parties working on the EU Draft DP Regulation had agreed that the two instruments nee...

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EU DP Regulation Trilogue agreement by the end of the year still possible

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10/12/2015 by:

Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, said at Forum Europe’s 6th Annual DP and Privacy Conference in Brussels today that the EU Data Protection Regulation is in its “final stages….The European Commission will support its implementation…...

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