DPS Inventory 2014: Data Protection at the heart of EU policy

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The European Data Protection Supervisor’s (EDPS) 2014 work programme in the area of legislative consultation identifies issues of strategic importance that are likely to be the cornerstones of his consultation work for 2014.

The inventory, a strategic planning document also published today, highlights the key areas of focus for 2014.  Peter Hustinx, EDPS: “As the second mandate of the EDPS will come to an end in early 2014, it is appropriate to highlight that privacy and data protection have now become relevant in a wide range of EU policies.

This underscores the need for early assessment and independent advice on how to include them in those policies. The recognition of privacy and data protection as fundamental rights means that their delivery in practice must remain a high priority on the EU political agenda.  Here to read more.

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