EU Council Backs Narrowed Version Of Data Protection Reform

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT) -- European Union justice ministers on Thursday gave their preliminary backing to a proposal that would narrow the scope of a sweeping proposed reform of the bloc's data protection regime, but participants acknowledged they were far from wrapping up their long-running negotiations.

During legislative deliberations on a data protection regulation proposed by the European Commission in January 2012, members of the Justice and Home Affairs Council gave their general support to a draft compromise text prepared by the Irish presidency, saying the proposal was a “good basis...
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