European Data Protection Digest

German DPAs: Member States Should Maintain Authority

PRIVACY LAW—EU & GERMANY

February 3, 2012

Reaction to the European Commission's proposed revised data protection framework continues, and German data protection commissioners are among the latest to register their feelings about it. The framework would replace the existing Directive 95/46/EC and would take shape via a regulation for the private sector and a directive for the criminal justice community. The data protection commissioners of the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse recently held a joint press conference where they welcomed the harmonisation and other aims of the legislation but stressed that member states should "maintain their authority with respect to other issues," according to the Hunton and Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog.
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