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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 Commission's comprehensive approach to personal data protection in the European Union

Policy field(s)

  • Freedom,Justice and Security;
  • Internal Market;
  • Information Society;
  • Consumers.

Target group(s)

Wide-ranging public

Period of consultation

From 4 November 2010 to 15 January 2011
The consultation has closed. No more contributions will be accepted

Objective of the consultation

To obtain views on the Commission's ideas - as highlighted in the Communication attached to this consultation - on how to address the new challenges for personal data protection (e.g. fast developing technologies and globalisation).

It aims to ensure an effective and comprehensive protection of individual personal data within the EU.

Question addressed:

The Commission welcomed feedback on the proposals included in its Communication on a comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union.

Reference document:

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union (COM(2010)609)pdf Choose translations of the previous link  [106 KB] българскиčeštinadanskDeutscheestiελληνικάespañolfrançaisitalianolatviešulietuviųmagyarMaltiNederlandspolskiportuguêsromânăslovenčinaslovenščinasuomisvenska

Contact details

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

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

Number of responses received to this consultation


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