The General Data Protection Regulation
"The European data protection directive is already one of the most stringent data protection laws in the world. Europe is set to have an even more rigorous data protection law with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (the ""Regulation""). The most recent indication from the European Commission is that the Regulation is intended to be finalised in the first quarter of 2015. Although the European Parliament has reached an agreement on certain aspects of the Regulation, there are some outstanding issues which are proving to be more difficult, such as the ""one-stop shop"" mechanism."