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Reform of the data protection legal framework

The Commission is currently in the process of reviewing the general EU legal framework on the protection of personal data. The main policy objectives for the Commission are to:

  • Modernise the EU legal system for the protection of personal data, in particular to meet the challenges resulting from globalisation and the use of new technologies;
  • Strengthen individuals' rights, and at the same time reduce administrative formalities to ensure a free flow of personal data within the EU and beyond;
  • Improve the clarity and coherence of the EU rules for personal data protection and achieve a consistent and effective implementation and application of the fundamental right to the protection of personal data in all areas of the Union's activities.

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