The Council of the European Union adopted the EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive (the ‘Directive’) 17 May, ready for final adoption by the European Parliament. The Directive, initially proposed in 2013, has been progressing through the EU legislative procedure for some time. As we reported in December last year, the Directive covers

Following adoption by the EU Council of the draft General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘draft Regulation’) in June, the Article 29 Working Party has published an opinion based on draft proposals set out by the various EU institutions, and which is likely to be referred to during the trilogue negotiations currently underway.

The opinion follows publication of the Council’s general approach and sets out a common position taken by the Working Party on the various key topics within the draft Regulation, including the definitions, scope of application, main principles, data subjects’ rights, power of authorities and governance model.

The Working Party are keen to ensure that this new regulatory framework does not lower the existing levels of data protection currently, nor undermine the existing data protection principles provided for within the Data Protection Directive.Continue Reading Article 29 Working Party publishes opinion on draft Data Protection Regulation