Tag Archives: European Council

Commission publishes factsheet on Digital Single Market strategy

On 22 June 2018, the European Commission published a factsheet that provides a visual summary of the actions taken to date to implement its Digital Single Market strategy. The Digital Single Market strategy refers to the European Commission’s mission to ensure access to online activities for individuals and businesses under conditions of fair competition, consumer … Continue Reading

EU Data Protection Reforms: ICO Critiques Council Draft Regulation Over Consent, Access Rights, EU v. Member State Balance of Power

With the EU Data Protection “reform train” rounding what is hopefully the final bend towards the summit of consensus, the UK ICO have published their latest analysis on the Council’s draft EU Data Protection Regulation. The analysis demonstrates the improvement needed in order to ensure that the new law provides effective protection to individuals while … Continue Reading

Progress for European Data Protection Reform Halted

We recently reported on the excitement surrounding the breakthrough vote by European Parliament on 21 October which put the delayed overhaul of European data protection rules back on track. Following this landmark vote, Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, issued a press release, stating, “It is essential that the European Union acts quickly so that … Continue Reading

Breakthrough Vote by European Parliament Sets Delayed Data Protection Overhaul Back on Track

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 … Continue Reading

Moving Toward a ‘One Stop Shop’ Approach to EU Data Protection

In January 2012, the European Commission presented a legislative package to update the core data protection principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). The policy objectives of the European Commission set out an ambition to build a more cohesive EU data protection framework supported by stronger enforcement. Central to facilitating this were … Continue Reading

Vote on Draft General Data Protection Regulation due Mid-October

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The landslide of proposed amendments and the recent debates over the PRISM scandal have pushed back the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) vote on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation). The vote, initially planned for May 2013, has already been postponed twice (see our … Continue Reading

The first European Parliament vote on the new data protection regime will be delayed

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The date of the first binding vote by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation), which was initially planned for April-May 2013, has been postponed a second time. During the meeting on May 6, LIBE decided to delay … 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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