Hustinx Supports Proposed Data Protection Reforms
PRIVACY LAW—EUNovember 16, 2010
European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx says he welcomes the proposed changes to Europe's Data Protection Directive, The Register reports. The proposed changes, which Hustinx says are needed to keep pace with advances in technology and increased data collection, include revision of the rules in the areas of law enforcement, cross-border data protection, mandatory breach notifications and more effective enforcement of the rules. "Data protection is not an abstract thing. It relates to everybody's life," Hustinx said. "There is no room for mistakes here. The challenges are enormous."