On 9 October 2015, the EU Council reached an agreement on the draft data protection directive. The directive is aimed at protecting personal data processed for the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal offences or the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security.
The Luxembourg presidency can now start discussions with the European Parliament, and to organise a first trilogue.
In parallel, talks between the Council and the Parliament have already started on the data protection regulation.
The Council's official press release is available here.