European Data Protection Digest

Justice Commissioner Outlines Goals

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 19, 2010

Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding outlined her priorities for the term ahead at the European Policy Centre in Brussels on Thursday, stating, "we need to protect the privacy of our citizens in the context of all EU policies..." Reding has initiated the process to reform the 1995 European Data Protection Directive, she said, in order to "address new challenges of the Information Age, such as globalisation, development of information technologies, the Internet, online social networking, e-commerce, cloud computing, video surveillance, behavioural advertising, data security breaches, etc."
Full Story