Commission proposal on new data protection rules to boost EU Digital Single Market supported by Justice Ministers
EU News 159/2015
Luxembourg, 15 June 2015
Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed a general approach on the Commission proposal on the Data Protection Regulation. Modern, harmonised data protection rules will contribute to making Europe fit for the digital age and are a step forward to the EU Digital Single Market. Trilogue negotiations with the Parliament and the Council will start in June; the shared ambition is to reach a final agreement by the end of 2015.
The aim of the data protection reform launched by the Commission in 2012 is to enable people to better control their personal data. At the same time modernised rules will allow businesses to make the most of the opportunities of the Digital Single Market by cutting red tape and benefiting from reinforced consumer trust. A more rigorous and coherent data protection framework will provide for greater legal and practical certainty for citizens, businesses and public authorities.
Source and additional information:
A Digital Single Market Date: 02/02/2015 Reference: P-027641/00-01 (C)EU, 2015 URL