Data protection reform on track for adoption in 2015
Wed 24 Jun 2015, 21:20

Read Commissioner 's Jourová remarks after the launch of the Data protection regulation trilogue: We are on track to adopt the data protection reform in 2015.

 

EDRi's document pool on the General Data Protection Regulation
Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:40

In January 2012, the European Commission, following extensive consultations, published a draft Regulation. After 3 years of discussion following the first proposal being made by the European Commission (and a first reading by the European Parliament that was finalised in 2014), the Council has decided to agree on a new text (a “general approach“) that will be the object of current trialogues.

The trilogue discussions between the three institutions officially started on 24 June 2015 with the first meeting in Brussels. In order to explain the process, EDRi will be publishing information and analysis in a document pool which will be updated as the negotiations advance.

European battle on net neutrality summed up
Thu 25 Jun 2015, 22:00
The Commission, the Parliament and the Council need to agree on a common position before the final text goes to the vote and becomes a European Regulation. This takes place in a series of “trialogues”, of which three have taken place so far, the most recent on June 2. With the delivery by the Parliament of a second revised compromise proposal last week, the stage is set for a fourth and final trialogue, probably next week.

A campaign website by European digital rights groups at https://www.savetheinternet.eu allows Europeans to contact Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) by phone, e-mail or Twitter for free, to encourage them to stand firm on net neutrality, and insist on a strong regulation rather than a loophole-ridden compromise.