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Rules for EU institutions’ processing of personal data [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Shara Monteleone (2nd edition),

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In the context of the comprehensive reform of the EU’s legal framework for data protection, the Commission tabled a proposal in January 2017 for a ‘regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and the free movement of such data’ and repealing the existing one (Regulation No 45/2001). The aim is to align it to the 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be fully applicable from 25 May 2018. Interinstitutional trilogues are now under way, with the Council having agreed on its general approach in June 2017 and the European Parliament’s LIBE committee adopting its report as well as a mandate to enter into negotiations in October 2017. However, divergences persist on the scope of the regulation, with the negotiations still far from concluded.



Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and the free movement of such data and repealing Regulation(EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC
Committee responsible: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) COM(2017) 8 of 10.1.2017

procedure ref.: 2017/0002(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL, Germany)
Shadow rapporteurs:





Alex Voss (EPP, Germany)

Marju Lauristin (S&D, Estonia)

John Procter (ECR, United Kingdom)

Angelika Mlinar (ALDE, Austria)

Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens/EFA, Germany)

Next steps expected: Continuing trilogue discussions

EU Legislation in progress

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