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EU justice ministers agree on data protection directive

  • The European Union (EU) justice ministers on Friday sealed an overall agreement on the EU's draft data protection directive for the police and criminal justice sector. The agreement enables the Luxembourg presidency to start discussions with the European Parliament on this part of the data protection package, media reports quoted the Council of the EU as saying. Moreover, the other part of the package is the general data protection regulation, on which talks with the parliament have already started after the council agreed its position in June 2015. (Source: IANS)