European Data Protection Digest

MEPs, WP 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, recommending clarifying the definitions of “personal data” and “data subject” and noting consent should “remain a cornerstone of the EU approach to data protection.” The Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports on the Article 29 Working Party’s opinion on the reform discussions, also emphasizing the importance of consent and clear definitions of terms. 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.
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