Online Privacy News and Views
Proposals for a new EU wide Data Protection Regulation took a step closer last night as the package passed a key vote in the European Parliament. The LIBE justice committee voted to approve a text for the regulation following some 20 months of lobbying and negotiation. During that time over 3,000 amendments were submitted – a clear record in EU history, and an indication of how important this legislation will be.
Yesterday saw the official release of a list of amendments to the proposed new data protection regulation from the EU.
Privacy International is a leading pressure group for better privacy rights for individuals. They have recently published their analysis of the proposed new EU Data Protection Regulation currently undergoing scrutiny.
In the last few months, the different EU member states have been sending their feedback to the European Commission on the proposed new Data Protection Regulation, designed to replace current EU Data Protection legislation.
The European Commission is due to publish a proposal in January 2012 which will outline plans for new legislation to replace the current raft of data protection rules across the EU.