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EDPS Releases Opinion on Data Protection Reforms

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 7, 2012

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx adopted an opinion today on the European Commission's proposed reform of EU data protection rules. While the EDPS is welcoming "the strengthening of the right to data protection in Europe...the proposals are disappointing in the law enforcement area and leave many existing EU data protection instruments untouched," Euroalert.net reports. In the opinion's executive summary, the EDPS notes that while the regulation "constitutes a huge step forward for data protection in Europe...the main weakness of the package as a whole is that it does not remedy the lack of comprehensiveness of the EU data protection rules."
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