For nearly 18 months, European politicians and officials have been deep in debate on the proposed Data Protection Regulation. The discussion has been heated and at times controversial, with keen participation by companies, civil society, data protection authorities, and governments – from the European Union and beyond. Currently, Members of the European Parliament face the difficult task of assessing several thousand proposed amendments to the original proposal, and representatives of Member State governments try to work out how differences in rules and practices across the 27 countries can be reconciled.
CDT has contributed actively to this debate. In our initial analysis of the DPR, we stated our strong support for the Commission’s proposal, and suggested a number of areas for further work. In particular, we highlighted The Right To Be Forgotten as a provision that requires further attention, and earlier this month, we brought out an in-depth examination of the issue.
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