Art. 29 Party Urges Updates as EC Data Directive Comment Period Closes
DATA PROTECTION—EUJanuary 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.