This post was contributed by Conor Ward, a partner in the firm’s computer, communications, and media unit in our London office
On June 28, the UK Parliament Justice Select Committee, chaired by Sir Alan Beith MP, issued a request for written evidence (PDF) for its new inquiry into the European Union Data Protection framework proposals, including the much-debated proposal for a new EU Data Protection Regulation. The Committee invites written evidence on the following questions:
- Will the proposed Regulation strike the right balance between the need, on the one hand, for a proportionate, practicable but effective system of data protection in the EU, and on the other for business and public authorities not to be stifled by regulatory, financial and administrative burdens placed upon them?
- Will the proposed Directive strike the right balance between the need, on the one hand, for a proportionate, practicable but effective system of data protection for police and criminal cooperation in the EU, and on the other for law enforcement authorities to be able to investigate crime without disproportionate financial or administrative burden?
- Are the next steps the UK Government proposes to take during the negotiations, set out in the Summary of responses to its Call for evidence, the right approach?
The deadline for submission is Monday August 20, 2012.