EU: European Data Protection Supervisor issues second critical Opinion on Council's draft proposal on data protection on police and judicial issues

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Full-text of opinion (pdf)

"The texts currently being discussed within the Council do not incorporate the amendments proposed by the European Parliament, nor the opinions of the EDPS and of the Conference of European Data Protection Authorities. On the contrary, in quite a few cases provisions in the Commission proposal, offering safeguards to the citizens, are deleted or substantially weakened.

As a result, there is a substantial risk that the level of protection will be lower than the level of protection afforded under Directive 95/46/EC or even under the more generally formulated Council of Europe Convention No 108 which is binding on the Member States" (emphasis in original)

For full background and documentation see Statewatch's: Observatory on data protection in police and judicial matters (link)

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