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.
Since 1 January 2013, providers making massive international data transfers on-behalf of their clients can implement “BCR for processors”. This new tool is aimed at framing data transferred within the group of a provider acting as a processor in the context of contracts of services entered into with its clients acting as controllers.
At the end of January 2013, representatives of the Article 29 Working Party (hereinafter WP29), and of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (hereinafter APEC), have met for the first time in Jakarta in order to develop a tool that would allow to govern data flows between Europe and the Asia-Pacific area.