[NewEurope] Data protection overhall

The European Commission’s plans to revise the current data protection framework have been in the pipeline for some time. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding proposes splitting data protection rules into a Directive that covers law enforcement and a Regulation for the private sector. [...]

The Conservative and Liberal parties in the Parliament have voted against the interests of European consumers, who expect MEPs to ensure existing EU data protection standards are not diluted,” said Monique Goyens, director general of the European consumer organization, BEUC.

And according to Jeremie Zimmermann of La Quadrature Du Net: “Most of the compromise amendments attempt to modify the report by relaxing the obligations made to actors collecting personal data.