European Data Protection Digest

Justice Committee Calls for Changes in Draft Data Protection Proposals

PRIVACY LAW—EU

November 1, 2012

The Justice Select Committee has said the European Data Protection proposals “need to go back to the drawing board,” Parliament.uk reports. The committee says in a new report that the updates to data protection laws are “too prescriptive” and don’t allow necessary flexibility for data protection authorities or organizations that retain personal data. The proposals should focus on the commission’s objectives while compliance should be monitored by member states, the committee suggests. The committee noted its support for the draft law’s provisions that would give individuals increased control of their data, allow for data erasure or removal and harmonize laws across regions.
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