Working Party Suggests Directive Improvements
PRIVACY LAW—EUJanuary 6, 2011
The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports on the Article 29 Working Party's opinion on practical implications of the EU Data Protection Directive. The opinion "intends to clarify the current scope of EU data protection law with regard to the processing of personal data within and outside the European Economic Area," the report states. The Working Party's goals include providing a clearer framework and avoiding legal loopholes and potential conflicts between overlapping national data protection laws. "Furthermore, in light of the general revision of the EU data protection framework," the report states, the opinion includes "suggestions to improve the existing applicable law provisions in the EU Data Protection Directive."