European Data Protection Digest

EDPS Calls for IMI Data Protection Framework

DATA PROTECTION—EU

July 30, 2010

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has written to the Internal Market and Services Directorate General of the Commission commenting on the progress made to date and encouraging the implementation of further safeguards for data protection in the Internal Market Information System (IMI). Recommendations include using the principles of privacy by design, continuing cooperation with EU Member States' data protection authorities and establishing a more comprehensive data protection framework. "The adoption of a legal instrument, such as a Council and Parliament Regulation, is necessary to set a more comprehensive framework for the operation of IMI and provide for legal certainty and a higher level of data protection," noted Peter Hustinx, EDPS.
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