European Data Protection Digest

Reding, Boni Speak on Proposed Directive

PRIVACY LAW—EU & POLAND

May 23, 2013

European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding spoke at a conference in Poland recently about the European Union’s “legal obligation” to protect personal data, saying that thanks to the proposed directive, “we will have consistent law in this respect throughout the EU,” reports EurActiv. Polish Minister for Administration and Digitisation MichaƂ Boni initiated the conference and while agreeing with Reding, cautioned against imposing “technically and economically infeasible restrictions on business.” Boni also noted that building awareness of data protection issues in businesses and citizens is of utmost importance, adding that if citizens want to be involved in the legislative process, they should come up with proposals now.
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