On October 21, a key European parliamentary committee (the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“Committee”) approved an amended version of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation, paving the way for further negotiations with EU governmental bodies.
On Monday, October 21, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted to approve an amended version of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulations.
The European Commission has recently adopted new measures as part of the Joint Plan of immediate actions intended to restore patient and professional trust in medical devices and improve their safety, after events like the French breast implant scandal have shaken up the industry.
Vote by European Commission’s Civil Liberties Committee Completes Major Step Towards Adoption of EU Data Protection Regulation
In a historic vote today, the leading parliamentary committee on the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation, the Civil Liberties Committee (“LIBE”), adopted all compromise amendments put forward to the Commission’s original proposal.
On October 17, Jan Albrecht, rapporteur to the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE”), issued a release in which he claims that “Edward Snowden and the PRISM scandal laid the ground” for including a prohibition against telecommunications and Internet companies transferring data to other countries’ governmental authorities unless otherwise permitted by EU law.
The Canadian and European Union governments today announced an “agreement in principle” to enter into a wide-ranging free trade agreement.
Jens Weidmann, president of Deutsche Bundesbank, recently wrote a terrific piece in the Financial Times, making the point that the Faustian bargain between European sovereigns, their national banks, the ECB and EU policymakers to encourage European banks to gorge on sovereign debt may be politically attractive in the short run while being fundamentally a horrible idea.
A German scientist who is critical of the European Union’s plan to regulate chemicals and has extensive financial ties to regulated companies has resigned from a key scientific committee of the European Commission.
Council of the EU Considers “One-Stop-Shop” Mechanism for Data Protection Regulation – EDPS Opines On Safe Harbor Issues
At its meeting on October 7, 2013, the Council of the European Union voiced support for the “one-stop-shop” mechanism in the draft General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”).
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).