Council of the European Union Agreed on a "General Approach" on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Council of the European Union just agreed on a “General Approach” on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by the European Commission in January 2012. For a thorough background briefing on the GDPR, please see Cecilia Alvarez, John Bowman, and Natascha Gerlach, Into The Unknown – The Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation and Its Potential Effect on Transborder Data Flows.