Tuesday, June 30, 2015
DP Guidelines to be Developed by European Commission
Following the first round of trilogue discussions between the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Ministers, the Commission announced that it would develop, in collaboration with DPAs, "very precise and concrete guidelines" explaining how the new data protection law should be interpreted. Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová stated that since "the Regulation cannot contain all the cases which might occur," the guidelines "will be important for fine tuning and equalization of imposing of penalties, because we are introducing quite strict penalties." She also reported that the three-way discussions are "on track" to be completed by the end of 2015.