Olivier Proust writes:
On 15 and 16 June 2015, the Justice Ministers of the 28 Member States of the European Union (“EU“) met in Luxembourg for a Justice and Home Affairs Council. One of the objectives of the meeting was to adopt a general approach on the much-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) that will govern the protection of personal data across the EU. More than a year since the EU Parliament adopted its amendments on the text on 12th March 2014, the Council of Ministers has now adopted its own amendments to the draft GDPR.
From a procedural point of view, this is a big step forward because it will enable the three European legislative bodies (namely the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers) to officially enter into a trilogue discussion with a view to reaching a common position on the proposed text.
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