European Data Protection Digest

EDPS: Current Laws May Breach Data Protection Requirements

PRIVACY LAW—EU

June 21, 2012

Out-Law.com reports on an eight-page opinion from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on provisions within the proposed EU Data Protection Framework that would require regulators issuing sanctions against companies and individuals that break financial services laws to publish details of those sanctions. "The EDPS is of the view that the provision on the mandatory publication of sanctions--as it is currently formulated--does not comply with the fundamental right to privacy and data protection," Assistant EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli wrote in the opinion, recommending the legislature “carefully assess the necessity of the proposed system” and determine whether less restrictive measures than publication could “attain the same objective."
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