European leaders, lawmakers and groups have convened in Budapest for the two-day International Data Protection Conference hosted by the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports that day one featured discussions on the directive review, cloud computing and harmonization of laws, among other topics. The European Commission's Directorate-General Justice noted that the commission continues to revise the bloc's data protection framework, and the proposal will be published in November. A Spanish Ministry of Justice official noted that in the coming months, the European Commission will focus on negotiating a data-sharing agreement with the U.S. government.
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