EU Deal on New Data Protection Rules

Press Release from the European Commission

EU Directive (pdf – 106 pages – of the “Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data”)

EU Regulation (pdf – 209 pages – of the consolidated text of the draft General Data Protection Regulation to replace 1995 Directive)

News Reports:

EU Strikes Deal on Data Protection Rules; Agreement is the Biggest Overhaul of European Privacy Laws in Two Decades – Politico

Europe Approves Tough New Data Protection Rules – New York Times

EU Officials Reach Agreement on Text of New Privacy Law; Deal on EU Privacy Law Caps Four Years of Haggling, Lobbying – Wall Street Journal


Ten Implications of the New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Daniel Solove at his TeachPrivacy

People Aren’t Happy with Europe’s Tough New Rules for Data Protection – Business Insider

New EU Privacy Rule Could Cost U.S. Firms Billions – USA Today