On January 28, 2014, Data Protection Day, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding gave a speech in Brussels proposing a new data protection compact for Europe. She focused on three key themes: (1) the need to rebuild trust in data processing, (2) the current state of data protection in the EU, and (3) a new data protection compact for Europe.
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Hunton and Williams has published its latest analysis in its series of Executive Briefings on the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation. This third update focuses on the Compromise Text of the Proposed Regulation approved by European Parliament. Links to download the Executive Briefings are included in this blog post.
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On June 25, 2013, the Advocate-General of the EU Court of Justice delivered his Opinion in a case against Google that questioned whether individuals have a right to have search result links about them erased. This blog entry provides further details on the case and the Advocate-General’s Opinion that individuals have no such right under existing law.
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In response to the draft compromise text released by the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs, Hunton and Williams has published a second update to its Executive Briefing Paper on the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation.
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On May 6, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs discussed the progress of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation and decided that more time is needed for the other rapporteurs to deliberate. As a result, the vote on the lead rapporteur’s report regarding amendments to the Proposed Regulation has been postponed.
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On March 5, 2013, Costa Rica published wide-ranging data protection regulations that expand and clarify many aspects of the underlying law. The regulations, which took effect immediately, include a “right to be forgotten” provision and a breach notification requirement.
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On January 10, 2013, Jan Philipp Albrecht presented his draft report on the EU Parliament’s proposed amendments to the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation. This blog post outlines key elements of the draft report, which includes detailed changes to the European Commission’s proposed Regulation.
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