EU Data Protection Regulation: A Tipping Point Has Been Reached

EU Data Protection Regulation: A Tipping Point Has Been Reached

The proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation will be finalized in
2015. That was the conclusion of leading lights of the EU data protection
scene at a standing-room-only event in Brussels on Wednesday.

It appears that a tipping point in the negotiations has been reached. The
Council of the European Union (the 28 EU member states) needs to finalize
its version of the draft regulation before negotiations can enter their final
stage, but it has made incremental progress in the last 12 months. Enrico
Costa, Italy’s deputy minister for justice, has now confirmed that the Italian
Presidency, which runs until the end of this year, intends to present agreed
proposals on the public sector and the regulatory one-stop shop (OSS) at the
meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (Council of Ministers) on
5 December. If agreement can be reached on these two areas it will represent
a remarkable achievement, as these have been seen as insurmountable obstacles
to progress.

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