GDPR: Position of the Council (and brief overview)

Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) - Draft Statement of the Council's reasons (5419/16 ADD 1):
The Council Position at first reading reflects the compromise reached in informal negotiations between the Council and the European Parliament, facilitated by the Commission. The Council invites the European Parliament to formally approve the Council Position at first reading without amendments, so that the new EU legislative framework for data protection can be established which will reinforce data protection rights while facilitating the flow of personal data in the digital market.