Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality
Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals
I remind members to ensure mobile telephones are switched off as they cause interference with the sound recording system, even when left in silent mode. The first issue is our consideration of EU legislative proposals, COM (2013) 528 and COM (2013) 529. It is proposed that the proposals warrant further scrutiny. Given that the joint committee may be referred the proposal for consideration prior to opt-in motions being considered by the Houses, it is proposed that the committee will consider the proposal if so referred and thereafter decide if further scrutiny is required. It is also proposed that the views of the Data Protection Commissioner will be sought on the data protection elements of the proposal and the Commission's general approach to the transfer of passenger name record, PNR, data, as outlined in a 2010 communication. Is that agreed? Agreed.