Data Protection Package taken to a whole new level


Key players on Data Protection vote, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova (L), Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Marju Lauristin (2-L), German politician and Member of the European Parliament from the Alliance '90/The Greens, Jan Philipp Albrecht attend a press conference in Strasbourg (archive).

The legislative reforms establish various new rights for EU citizens, rights for minors, the “right to be forgotten” and the “right to data portability”.

European Parliament voted on data protection legislation put forth by the Commission four years ago, in January 2012.

When put in action, the General Data Protection Regulation and the new Directive on the protection of natural persons will fundamentally change personal data protection in the European Union. The pieces of legislation address the processing of personal data for purposes of prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences, the execution of criminal pena...

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