As has been foretold (see for example this prophecy from Christopher Knight), there is soon to be a new birth of exceeding great import, ushering in a new world order.
And lo: the General Data Protection Regulation is approaching the end of its long incubation. The text appears to have been agreed in the last few hours: see this press release from the European Commission. It will go to a committee vote on Thursday of this week and will then be put before the European Parliament. Happy Christmas everyone!
2016 will be a momentous one in data protection ones. Panopticon will try to round up some wise women or men to dissect the new GDPR for readers in due course.
Robin Hopkins @hopkinsrobin