Reform of EU data protection law – ideas, anyone?

Claire Walker

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data.
Short, sweet and online, it seeks views on three very broad issues:

  • new challenges for data protection, in particular in the light of new technologies and globalisation;
  • whether the current legal framework meets these challenges; and
  • what future action is needed to address such challenges.

The deadline for responding is 31 December 2009.

Datonomy readers will remember that the recent ICO – commissioned report by RAND has some thoughts on these issues. Datonomy readers will no doubt have a few suggestions of their own…

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