European Data Protection Digest

EDPS on the Role of Data Protection


February 21, 2013

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) addressed the role and challenges of data protection in e-government this week in Brussels at the Conference on Security of e-Government. In his speech, Hustinx gave an overview of current legislation including organisations’ responsibilities for compliance and drew distinctions between security and data protection, noting, “good security does not necessarily provide good privacy and data protection, but good privacy and data protection would always require good security.”
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