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WP Calls for Assessment of Reform Costs to DPAs

PRIVACY LAW—EU

April 18, 2012

The Article 29 Working Party (WP) wrote a letter to Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding stating that the European Commission (EC) may not have "sufficiently recognized" the added strain data protection reforms will have on data protection authorities (DPAs), reports Out-Law.com. Calling for an independent assessment of the added costs that will come with the reforms, the letter says that without member states committing to provide "financial, human and technical resources...there is a risk that DPAs will not be able to cope with the demands on them and will act as an impediment to rather than an enabler of the innovation and growth that you are seeking to promote." The letter also suggests the EC scale back certain duties if member states and the EC are not prepared to commit to the cost of necessary resources.
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