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European Policy, Privacy & Data

Comments of CDT to the European Union: Consultation on the Commission’s Comprehensive Approach on Personal Data Protection in the European Union

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is pleased to offer this contribution to the Commission’s consultation on Directive 95/46/EC. We hope that these comments, which draw upon CDT’s research and advocacy, will assist the Commission in addressing the challenges posed by new technologies and business practices and by the reality of global data flows.

In these comments, we provide suggestions for strengthening the core principles of the Data Protection Directive (DPD) and for more rigorously implementing those principles across the European Union. We also discuss the intersection of the Data Protection Directive with other fundamental interests such as innovation and free speech.