Online-Privacy - EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding: „right to be forgotten”

In a speech, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding spelled out new privacy rules for personal data held on the Internet:

Reding’s proposals would overhaul the EU’s 15 year-old Data Protection Directive. Her „four pillars” include urging more transparency from companies that process personal data, making privacy the default setting on websites and ensuring that all companies that operate in the European Union follow EU data protection rules.

The commissioner also argued that EU rules should apply independently of where the servers holding data are geographically located, saying „homogeneous privacy standards for European citizens should apply independently of the area of the world in which their data is being processed”.

Reding also mentioned the privacy of data held by public authorities. She said that „the Commission can now consider extending the general data protection rules to the areas of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Limitations to rights in this area would need to comply with the general rules, and be clearly defined and proportionate”.

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