European Data Protection Digest

Art. 29 Party Urges Updates as EC Data Directive Comment Period Closes

DATA PROTECTION—EU

January 15, 2010

The privacy principles in the European Union Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) "are still valid," but harmonization of data protection law, data-transfer mechanisms, notification requirements and other areas could be improved, the Article 29 Working Party said in a paper released on 5 January. The group, in tandem with the Commission's Working Party on Police and Justice, submitted the paper in response to a European Commission request for comments on how to improve the EU's privacy legal framework.  
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