In 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy. Commissioner Viviane Reding has separated the rules into a regulation, for general practice, and a directive, for law enforcement. Leading ICT journalist, Jennifer Baker, is joined by Sophie in ‘t Veld MEP (ALDE), to discuss the details of data protection reform in the EU.
“What I did not appreciate is that at the drafting stage, that is before the official legislative proposals were submitted to the European Parliament, the US Mission has been involved in drafting.”
On 11-12 November 2015, will be convened an international summit to discuss migration issues with African and other key countries concerned. What is at stake? Tim Allan, S&D Group Press Officer has the answers.