In December, we reported that the European Parliament and Council had reached agreement on the text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As 2015 drew to a close, the agreement was welcomed and approved by various European institutions. With the GDPR likely to be adopted early in 2016, the year is set to see the biggest shake-up of data protection law for two decades.

LIBE and Coreper

On 17 December, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) committee endorsed the draft text agreed by the European Parliament, Council and Commission. The following day, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of the Council of the European Union confirmed the agreement on the compromise text. Coreper’s approval is significant as it is considered to represent one of the final steps toward adoption of the text.
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