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Strengthening EU citizens' fundamental right to data protection without hampering business competitiveness and ensuring adequate standards for data protection worldwide were the key issues discussed in a two-day meeting between MEPs and members of national parliaments to review of the EU's 1995 data protection rules.

The need to obtain the data holder's explicit consent before processing personal data, a true single EU data protection regime to cut costly administrative burdens, the disclosure and use of private-sector data for law enforcement purposes, the internet user's "right to be forgotten" and the transfer of personal data to third countries were among the main issues raised in the discussion.

Watch the video of the meeting (link to the right).

See all documents related to the data protection reform (link to the right).