Preparing data protection reform
Preparing the data protection reform: extensive consultations
Before launching the 2012 proposals for the reform of data protection legislation, the Commission consulted extensively:
- Joint High Level meeting on Data protection "Data protection: from European to international standards". On 28 January 2011, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and its Member States celebrated Data Protection Day for the fifth time. This event gave the opportunity to discuss about future European rules on data protection as well as international standards.
- On 4 November 2010 the Commission adopted a strategic Communication on a comprehensive strategy on data protection in the European Union (COM(2010)609 , Press release and Memo ), highlighting its main ideas and key objectives on how to revise the current rules on data protection (see also the contributions of the public consultation concluded in January 2011).
- Further targeted stakeholders' consultations were held in 2010.
- The Commission organised in May 2009 a wide stakeholders' conference on data protection and launched a public consultation about the future legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data in the EU. The public consultation was concluded in December 2009. Consult the results .