European Data Protection Digest

EDPS Issues Opinion on Proposed Amendments

GEO PRIVACY

October 7, 2011

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) this week issued an opinion on a proposed amendment to Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85, which pertains to the use of recording equipment in road transport. The amendment would address developments in digital tachograph, which "impinges on the privacy of professional drivers in a very visible way," the opinion states. The EDPS praises the proposal for its "dedicated provision on data protection" and attention to the concept of privacy by design but notes that more is needed "to guarantee a satisfactory level of data protection in tachographs." The EDPS recommends changes and calls on member states to consult data protection authorities before adopting national measures for tachographs. 
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