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The European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the European legal framework in the personal data protection field
On 25 January 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the European legal framework in the personal data protection field. The current analysis of the European Commission indicates a different approach in the course of the implementation by the Member States of the Directive 95/46/EC 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, which leads to different application rules. The new package of legal instruments includes two legislative proposals - a Regulation setting up the common legal data protection framework and a Directive for the personal data processing in the sphere of police and justice. The new measures presented at the conference by Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner on Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, up-date and modernize the main principles of the Directive 95/46/EC and are intended to respond to the development of the new technologies and the global challenges by enhancing the right of privacy and personal data protection in Internet. The expectations of the European Commission are that with the new package of instruments will be eliminated the unnecessary administrative burdens, the principles of accountability and personal data controllers’ responsibility will be clearly implemented, the ensuring of the individuals’ rights will be improved substantially and the institutional independency of the national data protection authorities will be enhanced. The discussion of the new legislative proposals in the European Parliament and the Member States is forthcoming. The new legal framework is expected to come into force 2 years after its adoption.
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