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CDT Analysis of the European Commission’s Proposed Data Protection Regulation

CDT offers its analysis of, and suggestions for improving, the European Commission’s proposed Data Protection Regulation.

CDT strongly supports the use of the Regulation instrument to harmonize data protection across the common market. We believe that a Regulation that establishes a strong baseline for European data protection will be the most effective vehicle to assure all EU citizens of meaningful data protection.

Our suggestions, which include recommendations for specific clarifications and revisions to the Regulation, were written with the goal of achieving two objectives: advancing policies that will enable data subjects to benefit from clearer, stronger privacy rules whilst allowing businesses to benefit from the single market and more consistent compliance mechanisms. This analysis does not address the parallel Directive legislation governing law enforcement access to personal data. CDT will release its analysis of that legislation at a later time.