European Data Protection Digest

Article 29 WP Releases Opinion on Implementing Acts

PRIVACY LAW—EU

January 31, 2013

The Article 29 Working Party has released its opinion on the need for implementing acts in the European Commission’s (EC) proposed regulation, recommending a reduced role for the EC and a stronger role for the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the proposed successor to the Article 29 Working Party, reports Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. In its article-by-article assessment, “The Working Party emphasizes that the authority to adopt implementing acts should only be conferred on the commission where they ‘are needed’ and that implementing acts increase the ‘prescriptive nature’ of the proposed regulation, which may not be consistent with the principle of accountability,” the report states.
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