The European Data Protection Supervisor has not been idle in the recent past, as the Official Journal of the European Union this past Wednesday shows. Two Opinions from his office have just been published.

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They are

* 2009/C 276/01 Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban

* 2009/C 276/02 Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on an area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen.

It’s good to know that some effort is made to ensure that European Union legislation is data protection-compliant, and that the basis on which it does so is transparent.

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