"The reform of the EU data protection framework. Building trust in a digital world" is the theme of an interparliamentary committee meeting organised by the EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) from 9-10 October 2012 in Brussels.
This meeting will bring together national parliamentarians and MEPs and is also open to national data protection and law enforcement authorities, scholars, industry, civil society and representatives of the US and other third countries. Participants will debate the recently published European Commission proposals for the general data protection regulation and the directive on the protection of personal data for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences and related judicial activities.
The reform of the EU's data protection rules aims to ensure a high level of data protection for individuals while promoting legal certainty, clarity and consistency. The two-day meeting is organised to provide input for the next stages of the legislative procedure and for the two LIBE rapporteurs, Jan Philipp Albrecht and Dimitrios Droutsas.