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MEPs Release Data Protection Recommendations

PRIVACY LAW—EU

October 11, 2012

MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, has released “Working Document 2” on the General Data Protection Regulation draft. Albrecht recommends clarifying the definitions of “personal data” and “data subject” and says consent should “remain a cornerstone of the EU approach to data protection.” Meanwhile, Vice President of the European Parliament Alexander Alvaro has released “Lifecycle Data Protection Management,” in which he emphasizes the need to modernize data protection legislation in a way “that allows consumers to continue having trust in technological advances as well as in their own ability to determine how their personal data is processed.”
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