As we previously reported, on May 31, 2013, the Irish Presidency of 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.

Hunton & Williams has published a second update to its Executive Briefing Paper on the Proposed Regulation (the first update analyzed lead rapporteur Jan Philipp Albrecht’s draft report on the same issue), examining the Irish Presidency’s proposed amendments in detail. In particular, the analysis considers the Presidency’s proposals in relation to consent, legitimate grounds for processing, pseudonymization, data minimization, profiling, and the right to be forgotten.