Data Protection Regulation: documents from the secret 'trilogues'

Statewatch has obtained two recent documents relating to the ongoing secret 'trilogue' discussions (between the Council, the Parliament and the Commission) on the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation.


The document invites contributions from Member States' delegations on the following issues:

  • Article 5 - Principles related to personal data processing
  • Article 6 - Lawfulness of processing
  • Article 7 - Conditions for consent
  • Article 8 - Conditions applicable to child's consent in relation to information society services
  • Article 9 - Processing of special categories of personal data
  • Article 10 - Processing not requiring identification

It also contains a table outlining the positions of the different institutions.


"1. On 14th July 2015, the representatives of the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission discussed in a trilogue on the General Data Protection Regulation the provisions related to Chapter V on transfer of personal data to third countries or international organisations and on the territorial scope of the Regulation. The Council’s interventions were based on the Council’s General Approach and the discussions that took place in the DAPIX meeting of 1st July 2015 and the JHA Counsellors meeting of 6th July 2015.

"The outcome of the trilogue is reflected in the table in the annex. Delegations will note that there is a significant amount of convergence between the positions of the European Parliament and the Council..."

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