European Data Protection Digest

Working Party To Eye New Zealand Adequacy, Proposed Directive Changes

November 19, 2010

At its 7-8 December meetings in Brussels, the European Union's Article 29 Working Party will consider whether New Zealand's data protection regime provides adequate privacy protection for EU citizens' personal data, according to a draft agenda released this week by the working party, which is comprised of data protection officials from the 27 EU member states. The commissioners will also discuss the European Commission's recently released outline of proposals for amending the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). Meanwhile, Ireland has secured concessions related to its concerns about the EU's recent decision to declare Israel adequate to store Europeans' personal information, including additional monitoring of Israel's manual processing of such data.
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