Analyzing LIBE's Draft of the EU Data Protection Regulation

Original Broadcast Date: November 8, 2013

Recent revelations that U.S. government agencies engage in widespread civilian surveillance have contributed to the increased energy and enthusiasm in EU efforts to pass strict new data protection regulations. On Monday, 21 October, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted for a major overhaul of current EU data protection rules. Among the provisions now being considered for law are:
  • Required authorization from national data protection authorities before EU citizen’s personal information can be transferred out of the EU.
  • Potential fines of up to €100 million or up to five percent of annual worldwide turnover—whichever is greater—for violations.
  • A “Right to Erasure” clause.
  • Explicit consent requirements from data subjects for processing of their personal information.
  • Limits on “profiling” – the practice of analyzing or predicting a person’s performance based on personal information.
Join our panel of legal and operational experts who have been following these developments closely to hear just what is being proposed, what next steps need to be taken to bring these rules to fruition and what potential consequences could come into play for your organization.
Omer Tene, Vice President of Research and Education, IAPP
Florian Thoma, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, Former Chief Data Protection Officer, Siemens AG
Henriette (Jetty) Tielemans, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Brussels, Belgium
Justin Weiss, CIPP/US,  Senior Director, International Privacy and Policy, Yahoo! Washington, DC
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