EDPS To Increase Inspections This Year
DATA PROTECTION—EUJune 16, 2011
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx will carry out more on-the-spot inspections this year in cases where he believes an EU institution is failing to comply with EU law, European Voice reports. That's according to the EDPS annual report, released this week. In a press conference, Hustinx said that though his office prefers to "encourage compliance rather than warn or admonish controllers or make legally binding orders," it now believes "the time has come to take a more robust approach to enforcement, particularly in cases of serious, deliberate or repeated noncompliance with data protection principles." The report also says the office will focus on member states' and the European Commission's implementation of new legislation on border security checks and an EU-wide system on airline passenger data.