Nov 162010
 November 16, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Dan Worth reports:

The European Data Protection Supervisor has urged the European Commission (EC) to carry out wide-ranging reform of data protection laws to ensure that they remain relevant.

Peter Hustinx argued that a new system of data protection is needed to cope with growing volumes of personal information, and to ensure that individuals are not affected by outdated legislation.

“Data protection is not an abstract thing. It relates to everybody’s life. Strong data protection also supports and underpins other issues, such as the economy, security, the accountability of governments and trust in the information society,” he said.

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Jennifer Baker also covers his statements on Computerworld.

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