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Hustinx: Directive Changes Should Be Stronger

PRIVACY LAW—EU

January 25, 2011

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx has published an opinion urging the European Commission (EC) to extend mandatory data breach notifications beyond current limits, OUT-LAW.COM reports. Hustinx says planned changes to EU privacy law do not go far enough and supports the extension of notification obligations to "fully apply to data controllers other than providers of electronic communication services." In his analysis of the EC's plans to amend data protection law, Hustinx says his office supports more ambitious solutions and calls for a strengthening of EDPS powers, a user's right to be forgotten and greater consistency in the way the directive is implemented amongst EU member states.
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