01 May 2007

EU - Privacy watchdog slams sharing of police data | OUT-LAW.COM

(OUT-LAW News)
Europe's privacy watchdog has expressed 'grave concern' about a proposal to share personal information between police forces across Europe, calling it a 'lowest common denominator approach that would hinder the fundamental rights of EU citizens'. Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), issued his opinion on a proposal put forward in January by the German Presidency of the EU. The German plan is a revision of a long-running proposal for sharing data between European police forces.