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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On September 6, 2013, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding traveled to Berlin where she commented on the status of the negotiations on the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation. In her remarks, Commissioner Reding noted that the Proposed Regulation could be implemented without the agreement of every EU member state.
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On June 6, 2013, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council held legislative deliberations regarding the key issues of the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation. The discussions were based on the Irish Presidency’s draft compromise text on Chapters I to IV of the Proposed Regulation.
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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. This latest draft seeks to narrow the scope of the Commission’s proposal and move from a detailed, prescriptive approach toward a risk-based framework.
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On October 26, 2012, following the Justice Council’s meeting, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, delivered a speech highlighting that the Commission’s proposed data protection law reform package is currently at a crucial stage in the negotiation process. Commissioner Reding provided three examples of the Commission’s concessions that are intended to help “strike the right balance.”
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