The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a call for evidence on new legislative proposals for data protection which were published by the European Commission on 25 January 2012. The proposals consist of a draft Regulation setting out a general EU framework for data protection and a draft Directive on protecting personal data processed for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal offences and related judicial activities.
Data controllers, rights groups, information policy experts and other interested parties are invited to provide information about the likely impact of the Commission’s proposals. This will assist the Government in its forthcoming negotiations for an effective EU data protection legislative framework.
Please note that this is not a formal consultation, but an evidence gathering exercise.