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

The Wellcome Trust has collaborated with a number of leading medical research organisations to lobby the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers against amendments to the proposed EU Regulation, which could severely restrict the future growth of the life sciences sector in the EU.

The lobby group comprises of the European Organisation for Research

In January 2012, the European Commission proposed a legislative package to update the data protection principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). The policy objectives of the European Commission set out an ambitious blueprint for a more cohesive EU data protection framework backed by stronger enforcement. Central to facilitating this were proposals

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published a report on ‘Cyber Incident Reporting in the EU’, and has found that many incidents remain undetected or unreported. As a result, the lack of transparency and information on data security breaches makes it difficult for policy makers to understand the overall impact, and to

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue.

The Council of the European Union has published a new review detailing comments on the draft proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation (“Draft Regulation” or “Regulation”). Building on comments made in the DAPIX document, the review contains comments from each EU Member State with suggested