The European Council of Ministers will adopt the General Data Protection Regulation on 8 April 2016.
The dates for votes in Parliament are still to be confirmed, but the following timetable may be used:
- Tuesday 12 April, 11:15 – 11:45: LIBE Committee vote
- Thursday 14 April, 12:00 – 14:00: Plenary vote
- June/July 2016: Publication in the Official Journal of the European Union
- The Regulation will take effect two years after formal adoption
The final text that the Council will vote on, incorporating the changes from the legal-linguistic checks, is available via: http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-5419-2016-INIT/en/pdf
Source: Beth Thompson, Wellcome Trust