On 15 June 2015, Insurance Europe issued a press release noting that insurance sector concerns remain regarding the proposed EU general data protection Regulation. On the same date, the Council of the EU agreed a general approach on the Regulation. Insurance Europe acknowledged that the new rules were created with major search engines, online marketers and social media platforms in mind.  However, it emphasised that, as insurers and consumers may be adversely affected, it was vital that insurers’ concerns are considered during trialogue discussions (due to commence shortly). Key points raised by Insurance Europe include that data controllers (such as insurers) should be provided with a legal basis to process data for the purposes of fraud detection/prevention and that insurers should not be forced to disclose confidential information to competitors.