Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, and the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation): Extracts from the report by Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens/EFA, DE) EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Type: News   Reference: 89834   Duration: 00:04:58  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 10/01/2013   First transmission: 10/01/2013
MEPs at European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee in Brussels debated today a report on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, and the free movement of such data. The draft report presented by rapporteur Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens/EFA, DE) proposed amendments to the draft General Data Protection Regulation the European Commission published in January 2012.

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00:00:00 TITLE 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of EP in Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Arrival of Rapporteur Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens, EFA, DE) 5 shots 00:00:20
00:00:30 Soundbite in English by Rapporteur Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens, EFA, DE) "We need clear rules and less exceptions and more transparency on this so this is what I tried to do with the draft report to clarify this expecially in Article 6. Then it was clear in our meetings that we want us as the legislator to set the rules so we want to reduce the huge amount of delegated and implementing Acts in the Regulation. I did this in this report now, almost to the half of the delegated Acts and the implementing Acts have been removed and replaced by further defining those provisions." 00:00:52
00:01:22 Soundbite in English by Rapporteur Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens, EFA, DE) "To leave not too much room for interpretation we tried to give legal certainty to all persons who are involved in this whole process - on the one side to authorities and companies, and on the other side also the citizens and customers." 00:00:21
00:01:43 Soundbite in English by Dimitrios DROUTSAS (S&D, EL) "We have, within the European Union achieved a really very high level and standard of protection of personal data and our aim should be and must be to keep this high level of protection of personal data in the European Union and exactly within this spirit all the amendments proposed in the report are for the purpose of raising the standards of protection to a level similar to that of the proposed Regulation and providing at the same time clear justifications for the proposed solutions. Let me also say that the report aims first of all to strengthen data protection further by enhancing individuals' rights, giving national data protection authorities greater and more harmonised enforcement powers and by obliging them to cooperate in cross-border cases." 00:01:03
00:02:46 Soundbite in German by Alexander ALVARO (ALDE, DE) "I think that when you have this discussion you have to bear in mind the purpose of data protection, namely protection, and to allow an individual to keep tabs on the data that's kept about them. Now, control is only possible with freedom to take decisions and so, therefore, a Regulation should not try to curtail or push into a corner an individual's right or freedom to decide." 00:00:37
00:03:23 Soundbite in German by Axel VOSS (EPP, DE) "I think that we do need to think about what kind of world we wish to live in. Now, Mr Alvaro quite rightly referred to the fact that the citizen wants two things in the age of the Internet. Firstly, for his data and privacy to be protected, but at the same time he wants to take advantage of offers and services which are free or very cheap and in exchange he needs to make his data available, so data protection which is too strict could lead to disadvantages for the citizens." 00:00:41
00:04:04 Soundbite in English by Timothy KIRKHOPE (ECR, UK) "What we need here are clear and coherent rules and obligations that are properly implemented, but we also ought to be careful that in doing so we try to balance the interests, not only of the consumer but also of industry and business because first of all, administrative burdens cost a lot of money." 00:00:20
00:04:24 Soundbite in English by Sophie IN'T VELD (ALDE, NL) "So I think the Council, in trying to delay the talks on the Directive is behaving very irresponsibly and I think they should understand that having an adequate level of data protection is not an obstacle to the use of data it is actually the precondition to the use of data. In police and justice cooperation the absence of data protection rules is an obstacle." 00:00:26
00:04:50 Two cutaways 00:00:08
00:04:58 END 00:00:00
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