Jul 082010
 July 8, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S.

The UK Government has opened a new review of data protection legislation to arm it for negotiations with the European Union on reform of the Data Protection Directive.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will consult on how effective the Data Protection Act has been as a precursor to negotiations with Brussels on the reform of EU laws.

“The European Directive is set to be reviewed and I hope as many of you as possible will respond to this call for evidence,” said minister of state for justice Lord McNally in the call for evidence. “It will give the Government a solid evidence base to use in negotiations with other European Union parties. I believe we have everything to gain from a sensible, proportionate and rights-based data protection framework, and one that works for you as businesses, service-providers and citizens.”

Related: The call for evidence (PDF)

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