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National concerns over the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation (Infosecurity, link):

"Statewatch, an independent organisation that keeps an eye on civil liberties in the EU, has released a leaked copy of European nations’ initial response to the proposed new Data Protection Regulation...It shows a wide difference in attitude. For example, a very common concern is the Regulation’s reliance on ‘delegations’; that is, the ability of the EU to arbitrarily add to or amend the agreed Regulation in the future."

See also: UK submits concerns over proposed data protection reforms (Outlaw, link)

And see: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) (pdf)

"Clarifications can be made to the proposed text. It gives some detailed examples in this opinion in relation to a number of articles, helping to provide a better definition of rights, of stronger protection for the public in general and of workers in particular, of the nature of consent, of the lawfulness of processing and, in particular, of the duties of data protection officers and data processing in the context of employment.The EESC also considers that some aspects that have not been addressed should be included, not least the need to broaden the scope of the regulation, the processing of sensitive data and collective actions."

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