European Data Protection Digest

Reding: Pseudonymous Data Still = Personal Data

PRIVACY LAW—EU

April 4, 2013

European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding has said that data protection rules must still apply to pseudonymous data, European Voice reports. “Pseudonymous data must not become a Trojan horse at the heart of the regulation, allowing the non-application of its provisions,” Reding said, adding that a “robust definition” of pseudonymous data and “robust safeguards” are necessary, the report states. Irish MEP Seán Kelly, who drafted the European Parliament’s data protection reform for the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, said, “I think once provisions are in place to control its use, it has a very important part to play in the regulation.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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