Written by: Emma Thomas
The EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) has approved a compromise set of amendments to the EU Data Protection Regulation that moves the Parliament’s position to the left, giving consumers more individual control over their personal information.
Two earlier proposals, from the European Commission and the EU Council of Ministers, were rejected by the Committee.
It is thought that fallout from the NSA scandal was a strong factor affecting the direction of these amendments.
We are pleased to provide a headline analysis of the vote, which took place on October 21, including a look at the impact of the amendments on businesses that move data across borders, and the likely next steps.