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

Colin Wallis colin_wallis at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 4 20:20:25 CDT 2013

I wonder whose ears were wagging at EIC 2013 in Munich last month then.. 😉


I know the wheels in the EU could not have moved that fast, but it's good to see that there must have been many others going before, with the same concerns and the suggested change in approach..




From: joni at ieee-isto.org
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:25:15 -0700
To: trustees at kantarainitiative.org; LC at kantarainitiative.org; wg-idassurance at kantarainitiative.org; wg-egov at kantarainitiative.org
Subject: [KI-LC] Data Protection - EU Draft Compromise Text regarding Data Protection Regulation

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 know. 


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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