One of the Article 29 Working Party's (WP29) mission is to contribute to the uniform application of EU data protection rules. To this aim, the WP29 supported, during its last plenary meeting, the implementation of a generic approach, including as to the definition of an appropriate legal framework for the provision of cloud computing services.
On 12 March, the European Parliament adopted its position in plenary on the draft EU Regulation as well as on the draft ‘Police and Justice’ Directive. It also adopted a resolution on the mass surveillance of European citizens by the NSA.
On 27 February 2014, the WP29 adopted a favourable opinion on a practical referential mapping the requirements of BCR and CBPR. This document was also endorsed by APEC Member Economies on 27 and 28 February 2014.
On 27 February 2014, the CNIL President, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, was elected to chair the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) for two years, starting from now.
On 14 January 2014, Google requested the partial suspension of the decision issued by CNIL’s Sanctions Committee on 3 January 2014. The judge of the Conseil d’Etat rejected the claim in a preliminary ruling handed down on 7 February 2014.