EU Commission proposes data protection reform

The EU Commission has today published its proposals for a new data protection legislative package to replace the current regime. The package includes:

  • a Regulation containing key requirements and safeguards on the use of personal data, which will have direct application across each Member State (including the UK); and
  • a Directive relating specifically to the use of personal data by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters, to be implemented separately in each Member State.
The text of the proposal documents can be found at:

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Olivia Whitcroft, principal of OBEP, 25 January 2012

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Update: 31 January 2012 – see First draft of a new data protection regime – the proposed EU Regulation