MEPs to debate EU data protection reform ahead of final vote

New EU data protection rules which aim to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection across the EU fit for the digital era will be debated by MEPs on Wednesday afternoon at 15.00. The reform also sets minimum standards on use of data for policing and judicial purposes.

Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the data protection package consisting of a regulation governing data transfers in general and a directive on transfers for criminal law enforcement purposes last December. The Civil Liberties Committee endorsed the new rules on Tuesday. The final vote in plenary session, which will mark the last step in the legislative procedure, will take place on Thursday.


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EU directive 95/46/EC