Parliament Pushing for Data Rights Charter by 2012
PRIVACY LAW—EUMay 12, 2010
The European Parliament is calling for a charter of citizen data rights to be implemented by 2012, advocating for Internet users to be able to have their information removed from online systems even if it was collected with their consent. OUT-LAW.com reports the European Parliament has adopted a new digital strategy called 2015.eu, which outlines its ambitions for Internet policy, and has passed a resolution for implementation by the European Commission. Parliament has issued a statement asserting that, "A clear legal framework laying down the rights and duties of citizens while protecting personal data is essential" while balancing information holders' rights with access to content "is also crucial."