Wednesday, April 19, 2006

European Data Protection Supervisor releases annual report

Peter HustinxThe European Data Protection Supervisor has released his annual report:

It is clear that the agenda of the EDPS as a legislative advisor is largely determined by the work programme of the Commission. It is quite likely that the mid and long term focus will partially shift towards:

  • the theme 'prosperity', where the EDPS will follow further initiatives towards the development of a European Information Society.

  • the theme 'security', where the EDPS will follow developments in relation to technological developments such as biometrics and the growing pressures on public and private controllers of databases to allow access for law enforcement purposes. In his context, the Commission presented as a key initiative the access by police forces to databases for external border control.

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