Where do we come from ?
In 2012, the European Commission adopted an ambitious proposal for an EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The European Commission’s aim is to amend and to further harmonise existing EU rules on the protection of personal data (and Directive 95/46/EC in particular) in order to adapt these to the reality of a single digital market in the EU. The European Parliament issued its position in 2014 sharpening up the European Commission’s proposal on several points. The most difficult discussions took place at the level of the Council regrouping all the EU Member States, having now reached a general agreement on the text.
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