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Commissioners: Rules Needed for Law Enforcement Data Access

PRIVACY LAW—EU

April 8, 2011

European data protection commissioners have called for reforms to provide "an effective and consistent implementation of fundamental rights in a global environment," OUT-LAW News reports. At an event this week, the commissioners also called for data protection laws to apply to law enforcement agencies in the same way they do for companies and governments. The commissioners expressed concern that data intended for private-sector use is increasingly being repurposed for law enforcement needs. Data protection laws currently under revision should include clauses that allow for such use while balancing individuals' personal privacy rights, the commissioners said.
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