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Hustinx Outlines New Enforcement Approach

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 13, 2010

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx today adopted a policy paper that outlines a more robust approach to enforcement of data protection matters, according to an EDPS press release. The paper sets out a framework where the EDPS "monitors, measures and ensures data protection compliance in the EU administration," emphasizing the principle of accountability. "Holding the EU institutions accountable...is a crucial first step in fostering data protection in practice," Hustinx said, adding, "However, this must be backed up by a framework for dealing with those institutions and bodies that continue to fail to meet the required standards and demonstrate poor compliance records."
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