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EDPS Calls for Greater Power, Efficiency

PRIVACY LAW—EU

January 23, 2013

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx has released a two-year strategy to make the EDPS more efficient and effective, EUobserver reports. The proposed guidelines are intended to help lawmakers craft legislation. Hustinx also foresees closer relationships with EU institutions with increased visits and inspections. Speaking in Brussels, Hustinx called for closer working relations with the European Council. “I issue a challenge to the council today,” said Hustinx, “to treat us as a grown-up institution and a trusted partner.” EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding supported the strategy and said the vision of creating a data protection culture “is our common goal, our common priority.”
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