European Data Protection Digest

EU Commission Proposes Revisions to Data Protection Directive

PRIVACY LAW—EU

November 5, 2010

On 4 November, the European Commission announced a set of proposals for revision of the EU 1995 Data Protection Directive. Arising out of a policy review that began in 2009, the proposals include the key goals of strengthening individual rights, enhancing the single market dimension in the implementation of EU data protection rules, revision of the rules in the areas of police and criminal justice, ensuring high levels of protection for data transferred outside the EU, and more effective enforcement of the rules. The commission has called for comments from the public and all stakeholders on these proposals, to be submitted by 15 January, 2011.
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