European Data Protection Digest

Assistant EDPS Discusses Key Issues

PRIVACY—EU

December 23, 2010

Diritto&Internet has published an interview with European Data Protection Assistant Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. When it comes to draft German legislation to regulate employers' collection of online information about job applicants, Buttarelli explained, "Up to now we have worked with very general criteria of transparency and accuracy, with the obligation to inform and with the evaluation of the principle of incompatibility and purpose, but these criteria are no longer sufficient because practices may be widely varied today." Buttarelli also offers insight on an array of other current privacy issues, including geolocation, social networking, company accountability and privacy by design.
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