MoJ Responds to EC on Data Protection
PRIVACY LAW—UK & EUAugust 27, 2010
The UK Ministry of Justice said today it has responded to the European Commission on demands that it bring British data protection in line with European law, The Register reports. In June, the EC gave the UK government two months to respond to its demand that the government come into line with Europe's Data Protection Directive of 1995. Specifically, the EC wants the information commissioner's powers strengthened. "Having a watchdog with insufficient powers is like keeping your guard dog tied up in the basement," EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding said in June.