European Data Protection Digest

Gov’t Issues Directive Reform Call for Evidence

PRIVACY LAW—UK

February 13, 2012

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a "call for evidence" from business, advocates, policy experts and data controllers on the recently released EU data protection framework in an attempt to better understand potential impacts the groups will face, Out-Law.com reports. The MoJ says the data provided will help contour how the government will negotiate reforms. "In particular," the MoJ document states, "we would like information on the potential impact on organisations processing personal data as well as the likely benefits to individuals through strengthened rights." The MoJ wants interested parties to address "practical, day-to-day examples of the proposals' possible effects and monetised cost and benefit figures," among others.
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