Privacy and Data Protection

Tag: Peter Hustinx

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Are Companies at Risk for Astronomical Fines for Future EU Data Protection Violations?

At a recent conference in Frankfurt, organized by the Internet Society, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, suggested sanctioning violations of the EU data protection laws with the same astronomical fines as violations of competition laws are sanctioned. Henriette “Jetty” Tielemans, partner at the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP, reports as follows: “The trade […]

Computer, Privacy & Data Protection: European Data Protection: In Good Health? Part 2

According to its mission statement, the annual conference “Computers, Privacy and Data Protection“ in Brussels aims to create a bridge between policy makers, academics, practitioners and activists, and aims to become Europe’s most important forum for the discussion of data protection and privacy issues. This goal was certainly reached during the panel on Bahavioural Targeting and […]

The European Data Protection Supervisor publishes his opinion on the EU personal data protection legal framework overhaul

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has published his opinion in response to  the Commission’s Communication regarding the review of the personal data protection legal framework on his website yesterday, while it was published on this website one day before. The EDPS recommends that the new legal instrument should be a regulation instead of a directive […]

The European Data Protection Supervisor recommends a Regulation, not a Directive!

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has issued an opinion in response to  the Commission’s Communication of November 4, 2010  regarding the Review of the Data Protection Legal Framework . The EDPS agrees with the Commission that a review of the present legal framework for data protection in the EU is necessary in order to ensure effective protection […]

Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – “A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union”

The EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor), Peter Hustinx, has given his opinion regarding the Review of the Data Protection Legal Framework on January 14. Here is the text: Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of […]

Data Retention in the EU Five Years after the Directive

The European Commission is planning a review of the Data Retention Directive of 2006, which could include a harmonization and reduction of the periods when public authorities can access citizens’ private data held by telecommunication companies for security matters. The directive allows for retention periods between 6 months and 24 months. Most member states have implementd […]