Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog features a post on a recent meeting at which Justice ministers from across the European Union managed to agree on a partial general approach on several aspects of the draft Data Protection Regulation, which aims to set out a general EU framework for data protection. The ministers have not yet been able to reach a consensus on the proposed structure for resolving disputes related to data protection and privacy, which would involve the creation of a single European Data Protection Board. According to the press release, while the majority of ministers appear to be in favor of the “general architecture” of the proposed structure, more work will be needed before the final Data Protection Regulation is approved and adopted – which may not happen until 2016. For more information, read “EU Council Agrees on Partial General Approach to General Data Protection Regulation” by Reed Smith Partner Cynthia O’Donoghue.