Administrative cooperation in taxation: the EDPS opines

Jeremy Phillips

Last week the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued his Opinion on the proposal for a Council Directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation. It addresses the constitutional basis for the approval of proposals for Council Directives following the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon last December, as well as addressing the data protection dimensions of the proposal itself.

The EDPS’s observations relate largely to the need for greater clarity and transparency, but aren’t likely to end up with Datonomy’s European readers paying lower taxes …

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