European Data Protection Digest

EDPS Discusses Key Issues

DATA PROTECTION—EU

December 16, 2011

In an interview with Eurescom, European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx discussed emerging technologies and their impact, noting, "It is therefore in everybody's interest that we make our information society more robust, more responsible and more trustworthy. Data privacy is in that sense only part of a much larger issue." Hustinx shared insight on such issues as protecting user data in the cloud, the key challenges of the EU Data Protection Directive revision and the economic impact of data protection. Looking to the future, he noted, "My single most important wish is that we are successful in achieving a more effective EU legal framework for data protection by 2015."
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