New EU regulation for data protection

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 07.53.27The European Commission has proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy. Technological progress and globalisation have profoundly changed the way our data is collected, accessed and used. In addition, the 27 EU Member States have implemented the 1995 rules differently, resulting in divergences in enforcement. A single law will do away with the current fragmentation and costly administrative burdens, leading to savings for businesses of around €2.3 billion a year. The initiative will help reinforce consumer confidence in online services, providing a much needed boost to growth, jobs and innovation in Europe.  Read more >

The regulation is still in progress and is scheduled medio 2016. For citizens and businesses it is relevant to become aware of the way personal data in your personal and organisational domain are obtained and shared. In fact is all about cyber security and has for many public organisations an increasing relevance. We think it will become an essential part of public governance.

We recommend EU General Data Protection Regulation State of play and 10 main issues by Lead EP Committee: Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Rapporteur: Jan Philipp Albrecht, Greens/EFA