Today, registration opens for “EU Data Protection 2015 – Regulation Meets Innovation,” which will take place in San Francisco on Dec. 8. Check out details on the new event website and book your seat today at www.truste.com/eudatap. The conference brings together thought leaders in privacy, security and regulation to address the changes in the proposed European General Data Protection Regulation and the business impact. The proposed Regulation represents the most significant development in global data protection law in the last 20 years. The event is timed to coincide with the conclusion of the negotiations of the EU GDPR. It will … Continue reading Registration Now Open for ‘EU Data Protection 2015 – Regulation Meets Innovation’
- April 9th, 9-10 a.m. PT
Preparing for the EU Data Protection Regulation Webinar
This fourth webinar in the Privacy Insight Series is titled, “Preparing for the EU Data Protection Regulation.” The webinar will cover key changes in the current draft of the General Data Protection Regulation, how those changes will impact businesses and steps businesses can take to have a plan in place in order to comply. Speakers include John Bowman, Senior Principal at Promontory and former lead negotiator for the UK on the regulation at the DAPIX working group in Brussels; Christian Wiese Svanberg, Attorney-at-Law, Plesner, former Danish Ministry of Justice; Josh Harris, Director of Policy at TRUSTe; and Steve Wright, Chief Privacy Officer at Unilever.
Yesterday, the European Parliament gave its backing to the European Commission’s data protection reform ahead of European elections in May, with 621 votes in favour, 10 against and 22 abstentions for the proposed Regulation. This vote means the position of the Parliament is now set in stone and will not change even if the composition of the Parliament changes following the elections. For those struggling to keep track of exactly what stage the reform has reached, there is now just one final hurdle the proposed Regulation needs to clear to be become law –adoption by the Council of Ministers using … Continue reading European Parliament declares EU data protection reform irreversible after vote
Monday, the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament (the Committee responsible for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) approved a data protection package that consists of a new EU Data Protection Regulation, as well as a Directive covering the processing of data by law enforcement authorities. The vote, originally scheduled for April 2013, was postponed several times because so many amendments (over 3,000) were received from consumers, industry and other stakeholders.
A proposal to amend the EU’s 1995 EU Data Protection Directive with a “regulation” that would apply in all EU member states was first announced by the EU Commission in 2012, after which, the EU Council and EU Parliament began their review of the proposals. Read more “Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation Moves a Step Closer”