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Re: EU Data protection regulation break through

From: Nick Doty <npdoty@ischool.berkeley.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:23:21 -0800
Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0F0087D8-F75A-427A-A699-4467CBB5B839@ischool.berkeley.edu>
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Thanks, Rigo.

> On Dec 16, 2015, at 12:04 PM, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> yesterday night, the council and the parliament concluded a deal on the data
> protection regulation. The text is now nearly final. A first DRAFT is here
> (NOT official)
> http://www.statewatch.org/news/2015/dec/eu-council-dp-reg-draft-final-compromise-15039-15.pdf <http://www.statewatch.org/news/2015/dec/eu-council-dp-reg-draft-final-compromise-15039-15.pdf>

For those of us not as familiar with EU regulations, I think it would be great to find (or write) some accessible summaries of the law so we can more easily understand the implications. Are there any good summaries out there already?

> I would like to point those of you working on Do-Not-Track especially on Art.
> 19 2b of the Regulation, which is a "lex do not track". So if DNT succeeds, it
> will be usable with direct legal effects in the EU.

Could we add a reference/explanation of this piece to the Global Considerations Task Force page at the Tracking Protection Working Group? Or maybe we could have a wiki page somewhere explaining this and other pieces of legislation related to DNT (for example, the California bill).

Cheers,
Nick

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