Towards a New EU Legal Framework for Data Protection and Privacy - Challenges, Principles and the Role of the European Parliament

15-09-2011

This study addresses the new challenges stemming from data processing policies and systems falling in the scope of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. It identifies a set of common basic principles and standards for the genuine assurance of data protection in all the phases of EU policymaking and for the effective implementation of this fundamental right. The study puts forward a set of recommendations to guide the European Parliament’s role and legislative inputs into the upcoming revision of the EU legal framework on data protection, which is expected to be launched by the end of 2011.

This study addresses the new challenges stemming from data processing policies and systems falling in the scope of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. It identifies a set of common basic principles and standards for the genuine assurance of data protection in all the phases of EU policymaking and for the effective implementation of this fundamental right. The study puts forward a set of recommendations to guide the European Parliament’s role and legislative inputs into the upcoming revision of the EU legal framework on data protection, which is expected to be launched by the end of 2011.

External author

Prof. Didier Bigo (Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits, C&C); Dr Sergio Carrera (Centre for European Policy Studies, CEPS); Ms Gloria González Fuster (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB); Prof Elspeth Guild (CEPS and Radboud University of Nijmegen); Prof. Paul de Hert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB); Dr Julian Jeandesboz (Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits, C&C); Dr Vagelis Papakonstantinou (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB)