Summary of the data protection framework — October 2013
Further to the vote that was conducted earlier this week in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee, concerning the revision of the data protection framework in Europe, DLA Piper is pleased to be able to send you some headline analysis of the vote and the next steps that will be taken.
Following on from increased EU and external lobbying activities that have taken place at European Parliament level, many MEPs determined that they would vote with the proposed compromise amendments that had been tabled in conjunction with the rapporteur Jan Albrecht MEP. Observers have commented that these compromise amendments are quite far from some of the original, more ‘business-friendly’ amendments, which had been tabled in the other various EU legislative committees — one theory behind this is the influence of the NSA scandal on the positioning of certain MEPs, who perhaps felt it necessary for the sake of consumers and their electorate to take a firmer stance on data protection policy.
The vote saw a block approval of the majority of pre-tabled compromise amendments and a majority position approving the remainder of compromise positions…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
The European Commission is calling for European Union member states to introduce an injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanism to their national procedural rules by 26 July 2015.
On 29 November, the US and the Cayman Islands signed a ‘Model 1’ intergovernmental agreement on FATCA.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The Lawyer’s latest Top 50 litigation firms list shows that business for dispute specialists is roaring along while new in-depth detail reveals the winning strategies
Our list of the summer’s big deals shows how London law firms kept busy with work from Asia as well as more familiar sources