New GDPR Data Breach Notification Agreement Sparks Debate

Neil Ford writes:

The slow, stately progress of European data protection law continues: last month in Luxembourg, ministers in the Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EU’s Council of Ministers reached partial agreement on reforms to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

(The GDPR, you’ll remember, will replace the EU Data Protection Directive with a pan-European data protection law. More details on the Data Protection Directive and the GDPR can be found here.)

The Council agreed – in principle at least – on the wording of Chapter IV of the GDPR, which includes new rules on data breach notification.

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