[KI-LC] Data Protection - EU Draft Compromise Text regarding Data Protection Regulation

Joni Brennan joni at ieee-isto.org
Tue Jun 4 14:25:15 CDT 2013

Please see the below of interest.  Please do forward to your groups of
interest.  We would also welcome any comments that Kantara might post in
our blog regarding the latest draft.  If you are interested please let me


Taken From - http://bit.ly/10WEVVq
Draft Text - http://bit.ly/17m3BOi

On May 31, 2013, the Council of the European Union’s Justice and Home
Affairs released a draft compromise text in response to the European
Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the “Proposed
Regulation”). This compromise text narrows the scope of the Proposed
Regulation and seeks to move from a detailed, prescriptive approach toward
a risk-based framework.
Current Legislative Status

The Council of the European Union is composed of the ministers of the EU
Member States and, together with the European Parliament, serves in a
legislative capacity acting on proposals from the European Commission. The
Presidency of the Council rotates among Member States every six months with
each Presidency developing initiatives and setting the Council’s agenda
during its six-month term. Currently, the Presidency is held by Ireland,
with Lithuania taking over on July 1 for the second half of 2013. The Irish
Presidency has made the Proposed Regulation a particular focus of its term.

The European Commission published the Proposed Regulation in January 2012.
Over the last 18 months, the Proposed Regulation has been the subject of
intense negotiations, re-drafts and media speculation in Brussels and
across the EU. In January 2013, the appointed lead rapporteur of the
European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home
Affairs (“LIBE”), Jan Philipp Albrecht, issued the Committee’s draft report
on the Proposed Regulation, proposing a number of significant amendments.
Four other European Parliament committees also released opinions proposing
amendments. In total, over 3,000 amendments to the Proposed Regulation have
been put forth, resulting in the LIBE Committee further postponing its
orientation vote, which had originally been scheduled for March 2013, but
was delayed until May 29, 2013.
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