Trilogue on EU DP Regulation starts with optimistic notes

Speaking after the first Trilogue meeting today, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Rapporteur for the European Parliament said that agreement between the Trilogue parties may be achieved by the end of the year, together with agreement on the so called EU Police Directive. “The Trilogue today showed very clearly that this is feasible if all parties are open to compromise. All parties are committed to the timetable. The texts are actually a lot closer to each other now than we thought a few months ago.”

Věra Jourová - EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality - said that there are more points in common than those that divide the parties. She said that the Commission is willing to compromise. But protection should not go below the level provided by the current DP Directive. Issues that need negotiating include fines, explicit consent and rules on further processing.

Hear the latest news on the EU DP draft Regulation negotiations from the European Commission, France’s and UK’s DPAs, and the European Data Protection Supervisor at Privacy Laws & Business’s 28th Annual International Conference 6th-8th July at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Nearly full on the day scheduled for this session.