The future of data protection and privacy: How the European Parliament is responding to citizens' expectations

Briefing 27-04-2022

This is the fifth briefing within a series benchmarking Parliament's activities against citizens' expectations submitted to the Conference on the Future of Europe. In a number of different ways, citizens seized the opportunity to call for a high level of data protection and privacy, as well as their rigorous implementation. They recommend measures promoting industry compliance, increasing citizens' control over data, enhancing enforcement and limiting the monitoring, profiling and manipulation of citizens by private and public actors. As this briefing demonstrates, Parliament has largely kept pace with citizens' concerns by taking initiatives in areas where contributing citizens identified a need for action.