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UK Government seeks views on EU DP proposals

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08/02/2012 by:

The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice launched, on 7 February, an evidence gathering exercise on the EU Commission’s proposals for a Data Protection Regulation and Directive. The government is keen to hear practical, day-to-day examples of the...

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Study published on role of DPOs in 14 EU countries

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08/02/2012 by:

The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO), established in September 2011, welcomes the introduction of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) for EU Member States, as proposed by the European Commission’s draft Data Protection...

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Survey measures attitudes towards EU DP proposals

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22/02/2012 by:

Law firm Allen & Overy's London office has launched a survey to gather stakeholders’ views on the EU proposals for a Data Protection Regulation. The survey includes 22 multiple choice questions ranging from explicit consent, right to be forgotten...

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UK ICO analysis on proposed EU DP Regulation: Too much red tape for companies

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29/02/2012 by:

The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) thinks that the proposals for an EU Data Protection Regulation are too prescriptive and may lead to data protection being regarded simply as a form-filling exercise. While the ICO welcom...

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CBI: EU DP proposals harmful for UK business

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20/03/2012 by:

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has criticised the European Commission’s data protection proposals, saying that the proposed regulation will threaten many innovative business models which rely on data sharing to generate revenue. The C...

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EU and US find some common ground for their DP aims

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21/03/2012 by:

There are common principles at the heart of both systems, says a joint statement issued at a high level  EU Conference on ‘Privacy and Protection of Personal Data’, held on 19 March. The statement, issued by EU Commission’s  Vice-President Viviane...

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Viviane Reding defends delegated acts in the EU DP proposals

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08/05/2012 by:

Speaking at the European Data Protection Commissioners’ Spring Conference in Luxembourg on 3 May, EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, explained that the large number of delegated acts in the EU proposals for a Data Protection Regulation leave...

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EU Council developing its position on the EU DP draft Regulation

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26/06/2012 by:

The Council Presidency’s note of 22 June to the Working Party on Data Protection and Exchange of Information reveals that almost all Member States’ delegations would like to see fewer delegated acts in the proposals. Also, several Member States sa...

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UK businesses worried about future DP administrative burdens

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28/06/2012 by:

The summary of responses to the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on the European Commission's proposed data protection legislation reveals that a large number of respondents thought that the proposed Regulation would represent an...

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UK government lobbies for a general DP Directive

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19/09/2012 by:

Giving evidence on 17 September to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee on the EU Commission's data protection proposals, Lord McNally, Secretary of State, made it clear that the government wants to see a Directive instead of a directly...

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EU DPAs want wide definition of personal data

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11/10/2012 by:

The EU Art.29 Data Protection Working Party says that it is necessary to adopt a broad definition of personal data in the proposed EU DP Regulation framework. The group suggests that identification numbers, location data, online identifiers or oth...

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Parliament's Justice Committee: EU DP proposals not practicable nor affordable

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02/11/2012 by:

MPs largely agree with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the government over the proposals for an EU Data Protection Regulation, saying that the proposals are too prescriptive in their present form.  ‘The Commission needs to go back ...

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UK government: EU DP Regulation would mean additional costs for business

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26/11/2012 by:

The Ministry of Justice estimates that the cost burdens the EU DP Regulation would impose far outweigh the net benefits suggested by the EU Commission. The Ministry says that the annual net cost to UK business (in 2012-13 earnings terms) would be...

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One-stop-shop likely to stay in the EU DP Regulation?

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06/12/2012 by:

The EU Data Protection draft Regulation proposes a one-stop-shop so that companies running a business in more than one EU Member State may, in future, work to one's country's interpretation of the Regulation. The country would be where the company...

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Irish presidency suggests watering down EU draft DP Regulation

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18/01/2013 by:

An informal European Union justice ministers’ meeting taking place today in Dublin is discussing areas where the Irish presidency to the Council of the European Union sees scope for changes. The presidency says that the following issues should be...

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The ICO reacts to the European Parliament's LIBE committee recommendations on the EU DP draft Regulation

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30/01/2013 by:

The ICO says that EU countries’ different interpretations on legitimate interests need to be retained in the new DP legislative framework. Commenting on the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee draft report on the draft EU DP Regulation, the ICO...

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EU DP Regulations likely to take a more risk-based approach

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01/03/2013 by:

The EU draft DP Regulations should take a more risk-based approach, the EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) say. The EU Art. 29 DP Working Party considers that some of the provisions in the proposed Regulation may pose a burden on some...

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EU Commissioner Reding: The new EU DP framework is not just about consent

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14/03/2013 by:

The EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, says that while explicit consent is one of the cornerstones of the proposal for a new EU DP framework, it is nothing new. “The current Directive states since 1995...

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EU Justice Ministers find common ground on DP draft Regulation

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08/10/2013 by:

In a press conference on 7 October, EU Commissioner, Viviane Reding, declared that she is very happy about the progress made at the European Union’s Justice Council meeting. “Today the text [draft Data Protection Regulation] received very strong...

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Critical times for EU DP draft Regulation as UK tries to delay it

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01/11/2013 by:

At last week’s European Council meeting, the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, pushed his counterparts to agree on a 2015 deadline, which could mean that the EU Data Protection Regulation would not be adopted under the current Commission, and th...

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