On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament voted in favour of the revised draft EU Data Protection Regulation. To become law the proposed Regulation must be adopted by the EU Council using the "ordinary legislative procedure". The EU Council is due to meet in June 2014.
The proposed Regulation was originally presented by the European Commission on 25 January 2012. It has been the subject of voracious debate both in Brussels and across the EU, and has been subject to much re-drafting.