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When developing policy and legislation, the European Commission consults widely with EU citizens and stakeholders through public consultations.


Consultation on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data

Policy field(s)

  • Freedom
  • Justice and Security
  • Internal Market
  • Information Society
  • Consumers

Target group(s)

Wide-ranging public

Period of consultation

From 9 July 2009 to 31 December 2009

The consultation has closed. No more contributions will be accepted

Objective of the consultation

To obtain views on the new challenges for personal data protection in order to maintain an effective and comprehensive legal framework to protect individual's personal data within the EU.

Questions addressed

With respect to this consultation, the Commission asked for views on the new challenges for personal data protection, in particular in the light of new technologies and globalisation:

  • In your views, the current legal framework meets these challenges?
  • What future action would be needed to address the identified challenges?

Reference documents and other related consultations

Contact details

Responsible service:
Directorate-General for Justice
Unit C3 - Data protection

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Justice
Unit C3 - Data protection
B-1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation


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In the interests of transparency, organisations were invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

If the organisation had not been registered, the submission was published separately from the registered organisations.



Organisations Not Registered

Public Authorities