EUGeneral Data Protection Regulation Discussion BroadcastThe Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor and the Rapporteur for the Data Protection Regulation have discussed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They noted that the timeline that had been set for the end of 2015 was nearing, but there was optimism that there could be political agreement in this time. There are still some core compromises needed: for example, in relation to the requirement for a mandatory data protection officer, the question of consent and other grounds for processing data (in particular legitimate interests for processing), but the position is moving toward a consensus. All parties foresee that the implementation period will be two years once the regulation is finalised.EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Report on SurveillanceThe EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published its report focussing on the legal framework governing surveillance by intelligence powers. The report also … [Read more...] about EU Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 23 November 2015
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ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATECongress returns for the 114th session January 6, and efforts are underway to prepare for an eventful two years on Capitol Hill as well as the final two years of the Obama Administration.Energy and environment issues, in particular, are likely to play a key role in 2015, much like they did in 2014, from the Keystone XL debate to international climate negotiations to a host of Environmental Protection Agency regulations.New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed late last year to make the Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business for the upper chamber, and his colleagues are already moving quickly on the issue. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing January 7 to consider legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline and will take a vote on the measure the following day, setting the stage for a floor vote as early as next week. The committee approved identical language from Senate Energy and Natural Resources … [Read more...] about Energy & Environment Law Update – Week of January 5, 2015
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATEThe Senate made an historic move Thursday to trigger the “nuclear option,” reducing the confirmation threshold for presidential nominees to a simple majority. Supreme Court nominees will still require 60 or more votes to be confirmed, but the change will allow Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and other nominees to move more quickly through the process.No Senate cloture was reached to consider the National Defense Authorization Act, and discussions in three major House-Senate conferences—for the budget, the Farm Bill, and the Water Resources Development Act—are still ongoing. On Thursday, House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) said that farm bill discussions have faltered and that it will be difficult to have a final agreement on the House floor by December 13.Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released draft … [Read more...] about Energy & Environmental Law Update – Week of November 25, 2013
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATEThe House and Senate chambers, quiet for over a month, resumed regular business today. ML Strategies has produced a post-Labor Day outlook. Congress has several issues to address now that it is back in session including the appropriations process, the debt ceiling, the extenders package, and the grand bargain. Energy and environment issues may crop up as riders to these topics, such as the Keystone XL pipeline and the Renewable Fuel Standard. The nine major energy issues of note are Shaheen-Portman, the National Helium Reserve, the consideration of the proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals, the Keystone XL pipeline, the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Interior Department’s fracking rule, President Obama’s climate action strategy, Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and the President’s Power Africa initiative. For a broader overview of the congressional to-do list, please see the … [Read more...] about Energy and Environmental Law Weekly Update – September 9, 2013