Agreement Found on European Commission's EU Data Protection Reform

EC logoThe European Commission has reached an agreement with the European Parliament and the Council regarding its EU Data Protection Reform. The Reform package will put an end to the variety of data protection rules that currently exist in the EU. It consists of two instruments: the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive. Following this agreement, the texts must be formally adopted by the European Parliament and Council. The Commission will then work closely with Member States to guarantee that these rules are uniformly applied. During a two-year transition phase, the European Commission will inform companies of their obligations and citizens of their rights. In future, EU Data Protection Authorities will work together more closely, especially via a one-stop shop mechanism to solve cross-border data protection cases.

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