EDPS Releases 2012 Priorities
PRIVACY LAW—EUJanuary 10, 2012
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx today released a strategic planning document for the upcoming year in the area of legislative consultation. Noting that 2012 will be a demanding year, Hustinx said, "The EDPS will face the challenge of fulfilling an ever-increasing role in the legislative procedure and at the same time guarantee high-quality and well-appreciated contributions to it with limited resources." Among the major issues of strategic importance for the EDPS are the revision of the EU data protection framework; technological developments in the digital agenda, IP rights and the Internet; continued development of the area of freedom, security and justice, and financial sector reform, according to an EDPS press release.