Wednesday, 9 January 2013

EU data protection law reforms - LIBE views

Two draft reports by the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), regarding the Jan 2012 proposals to modernise EU data protection laws, were presented yesterday 8 Jan 2013 -

  1. Draft LIBE report on proposed Data Protection Regulation, rapporteur Jan-Philipp Albrecht
  2. Draft LIBE report on proposed Data Protection Directive (for the law enforcement sector), rapporteur Dimitrios Droutsas

Some experts, who clearly read and write very much faster than me, have already published their analyses of these reports. So over to them (and their titles clearly reflect their views!):

Winston Maxwell, Hogan Lovells: European Parliament Committee Releases Proposed Amendments to Data Protection Regulation. The concise bullet-pointed version.

Chris Pounder, Amberhawk: European Parliament mauls the Data Protection Regulation; enhanced protection for data subjects and fettering of Commission’s powers. Draft law as a tiny creature? But seriously - always thoughtful and a good read.

Eduardo Ustaran, Field Fisher Waterhouse: European Parliament’s take on the Regulation: Stricter, thicker and tougher. The draft law as chewy asparagus, perhaps?