European Data Protection Digest

Academics Say Regulation Changes Would Hamper Research

PRIVACY LAW—EU

June 6, 2013

The European scientific community says proposed changes to the data protection regulation could hamper academic research. German Green Jan Philipp Albrecht has proposed changing or removing exceptions that would allow academics to continue to use personal information for research purposes, European Voice reports. Albrecht says the proposals would water the regulation down. Stephan Kuster, head of policy affairs at Science Europe, representing 51 national research councils in 21 countries, said, “As it is drafted now, there is not enough clarity in the regulation to allow researchers to plan for the future.”
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