Data Protection Review: Impact on EU Innovation and Competitiveness

This document from the European Parliament assesses the impacts of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation in terms of the effectiveness with which it is likely to attain its objectives, the efficiency with which it might do so and its consistency with other elements of European policy. It examines the likely impacts of the proposal and two alternative options on the competitiveness and innovation performance of the European data processing value network--those who control and process personal data and those who supply essential inputs or use the services provided. The assessment focuses on automated data processing and profiling; documenting and demonstrating compliance with the law, and data transfers to non-European jurisdictions. Whilst considering a variety of perspectives including big data, cloud computing and privacy-friendly technologies, it identifies a variety of impacts and areas for improvement.
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