European Data Protection Digest

EDPS Reports on Financial and Surveillance Practices

PRIVACY LAW—EU

February 17, 2012

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published a follow-up status report on compliance with the Video-Surveillance Guidelines, acknowledging "considerable efforts" from many organisations but noting that, in others, compliance has been "put on hold or significantly delayed." The EDPS also published a package of four opinions on European Commission proposals concerning the monitoring of financial data. "I am particularly concerned about the data protection issues raised by the new powers of the supervisory authorities, especially in relation to access to communication data and inspection of private premises," said Assistant EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli.
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