Compromise Reached on EU Data Protection Laws

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 10, 2004

  • “Parliament adopted by 439 votes in favour, 39 against and 28 abstentions an own-initiative report on the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The House states firmly that transfers of personal data to third country authorities without consent, such as in the case of the US authorities accessing transatlantic passenger data, seriously infringes EU data protection standards. It considers the progress made over a year of talks with the US on this question to be totally inadequate, and calls for arrangements for data protection in such circumstances to be subject to approval by Parliament in the future.” [Link to Report on the First Report on the implementation of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) - Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs]
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