24.02.2013

EP's ITRE Committee adopts opinion on planned data protection reform

20.02.2013: Adoption of an Opinion (afaik not yet published in a final version, see the "old" draft opinion of the rapporteur Seán Kelly and these 3 amendments: 165 - 356, 357 - 689 and 690 - 917) by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on the Commission’s proposals to reform the EU’s data protection rules.The opinion was adopted with a majority of votes from EPP, ALDE and ECR groups - 33 votes in favour, 24 against and 1 abstention.

The Committee’s opinion – which covers the draft general Data Protection Regulation – will now be submitted to the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), which will consolidate all the amendments submitted so far and vote on its own report at the end of April.
Following the IMCO's Committee's opinion and ITRE Committee’s opinion, the Employment (EMPL) Committee is due to vote on its own opinion on the reform proposals. The LIBE Committee (which is the lead Committee) will then vote on its own report at the end of April.

Sources: EU Commission; ITRE press release; Procedure File; La Quadrature du Net
Update: No final opinion available yet (thanks to André Rebentisch for the reminder)