Something to add to your summer holiday reading? The Ministry of Justice today issued a call for evidence about how well (or not) Directive 95/46 and the Data Protection Act 1998 is working. Love it or hate it (and as our own and other blogs attest, apparently this cherished instrument does arouse strong passions), EU data protection legislation is very much here to stay: it’s over a decade since the Act was implemented and as the MoJ points out, it’s time for a fresh look at it in preparation for the negotiation of new legislation next year.
Datonomy hopes that there are well reasoned, and numerous, responses to the MoJ’s call, in these exciting times for lovers of data protection. The call for evidence closes on 6 October.