The EU Council has reached a partial general approach on specific issues of the Draft Data Protection Regulation. The general approach includes chapters and recitals concerning the “one-stop shop” mechanism. According to the text agreed by the Council, the one stop shop mechanism should only play a role in important cross-border cases and will provide for cooperation and joint-decision making between several data protection authorities concerned. The text clarifies that any jointly agreed decision will be adopted by the data protection authority best placed to deliver the most effective protection from the perspective of the data subject. However, the partial general approach was only reached on the understanding that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that future changes can be made to the text of the provisionally agreed Articles.

Council of the European Union Press Release