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Procedure : 2017/0002(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0313/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0313/2017

Debates :

PV 12/09/2018 - 13
CRE 12/09/2018 - 13

Votes :

PV 13/09/2018 - 10.5
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2018)0348

Texts adopted
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Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Strasbourg Final edition
Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and free movement of such data ***I
P8_TA(2018)0348A8-0313/2017
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European Parliament legislative resolution of 13 September 2018 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (COM(2017)0008 – C8-0008/2017 – 2017/0002(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2017)0008),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 16(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8‑0008/2017),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the contributions submitted by the Czech Chamber of Deputies, the Spanish Parliament and the Portuguese Parliament on the draft legislative act,

–  having regard to the provisional agreement approved by the committee responsible under Rule 69f(4) of its Rules of Procedure and the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 7 June 2018 to approve Parliament’s position, in accordance with Article 294(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs (A8-0313/2017),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Takes note of the statements by the Commission annexed to this resolution;

3.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

4.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 13 September 2018 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2018/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC
P8_TC1-COD(2017)0002

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.)


ANNEX TO THE LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

STATEMENTS BY THE COMMISSION

The Commission regrets the exclusion of missions referred to in Articles 42(1), 43 and 44 TEU from the scope of the Regulation and notes that, as a result, there will be no data protection rules in place for such missions. The Commission notes that a Council decision, based on Article 39 TEU, could only lay down the data protection rules for processing of personal data by Member States when carrying out activities that fall within the scope of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Such a Council decision could not include rules that apply to activities carried out by EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. In order to remedy the legal lacuna, a possible Council decision therefore would need to be accompanied by an additional, complementary instrument, based on Article 16 TFEU.

The Commission notes that paragraph 3 of Article 9 (former Article 70a of the Council's General Approach) does not create a new obligation on Union institutions and bodies as regards the balance to be struck between personal data protection and public access to documents.

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