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EU—Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Opinion 01/2012 on the data protection reform proposals

On 23 March, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) adopted its opinion on the data protection reform proposals of the European Commission. The Working Party broadly welcomes the proposals for seeking to reinforce the position of data subjects, enhance the responsibility of controllers and strengthen the position of supervisory authorities both nationally and internationally. In spite of this positive stance, however, the Working Party believes that parts of the proposal for a regulation need clarification and improvement.

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