EU General Data Protection Regulation – a trilogue discussion

The first meeting between the European Parliament (“EP”), the Council and the Commission (called “trilogue”) took place with the aim of reaching an agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) by the end of the year.  (For background, please see our previous post on the Council’s recently agreed general approach.)  The three EU institutions also discussed the status and timetable for the trilogue negotiations on the proposed Data Protection Directive in the law enforcement context (“Law Enforcement DP Directive”).

Right after the meeting, the EP’s rapporteur on the GDPR, Green MEP Jan-Philipp Albrecht, the Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (‘LIBE’) committee, S&D MEP Claude Moraes, justice ministers from the outgoing (Latvia) and incoming (Luxembourg) Council Presidencies, and the EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, gave a joint press conference on the state of play of the talks and next steps.

At the press conference, Jan-Philipp Albrecht and Claude Moraes stressed two key principles:

  • The GDPR should offer a high standard of protection and its provisions should not go below the level of protection offered in the existing 1995 EU Data Protection Directive.
  • Both the GDPR and the Law Enforcement DP Directive constitute a package, with both to be negotiated and adopted together.

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Source: The National Law Review

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