Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading  
2012/0010(COD) - 12/04/2016  

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the recommendation for second reading contained in the report by Marju LAURISTIN (S&D, EE) on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA.

The committee recommended that Parliament approve the Council position in first reading without amendment.

To recall, the proposed directive will repeal Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA. Its objective is to ensure effective judicial cooperation in criminal matters and police cooperation and facilitate the exchange of personal data between competent authorities of the Member States while guaranteeing a consistent high level of protection of the personal data of natural persons.