Parliamentary Committee Adopts Draft Resolution
PRIVACY LAW—EUJune 16, 2011
The European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee has adopted a draft resolution intended to influence the revision of the EU Data Protection Directive. According to a press release, the resolution includes provisions to allow people to access and alter or delete their data online and recommends "severe and dissuasive sanctions" for misuse or abuse of consumer data. The committee is calling for a modern data protection law that will improve international data transfer processes and better protect children--especially on social networking sites. The committee has also put its support behind a requirement for organizations to appoint data protection officers.