Tag Archives: Data Protection Reform

The Data Protection Directive Is Dead! Long Live the General Data Protection Regulation!

After four years of protracted discussions and negotiations, the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) gained final approval from the European Parliament 14 April. It will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (expected imminently), and it comes into force two years after that date – i.e., … Continue Reading

European Parliament votes in favour of new Data Protection Regulation

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. In March, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of implementing the draft Data Protection Regulation, making its commitment to reforming the European regime irreversible. In order to become law, the Regulation must now be negotiated and adopted by the Council of Ministers. Discussions around reform began in … Continue Reading

Full Speed Ahead for EU Data Protection Reform

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Coinciding with ‘Data Protection Day’ on 27 January 2014, the European Commission released a memorandum confirming the status of the anticipated reform of the European data protection framework. The promised overhaul of the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) has certainly not been as rapid as hoped, with publication … Continue Reading

UK Data Protection Watchdog Launches Public Consultation on Future Governance Strategy, ‘A 2020 Vision for Information Rights’

The UK Data Protection Watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has launched a public consultation on their future governance strategy, the ‘2020 Vision for Information Rights’. The ICO is being challenged by significant changes in the regulatory landscape triggered by imminent reform of EU data protection law. Simultaneously, the UK regulator is facing cutbacks in … Continue Reading

The UK Information Commissioner details the timeline of the EU data protection reforms

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has published an explanation of the process and timeline of the proposed EU data protection reform and its involvement in the on-going negotiations. According to the ICO, the proposed EU data protection reforms could “be one of the biggest changes to data protection that the (UK) has ever seen.” … Continue Reading
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