Response to the 2011 European Commission Consultation on Privacy

Response to the 2011 European Commission Consultation on Privacy

Following on from their 2009 discussion paper, in 2010 the European Commission published a Communication on changes to the 1995 European Union Directive on data protection. The European Union’s 1995 Directive on data protection is a leading regional instrument for privacy and is often the model for other countries across the globe. The Directive has been integral to pushing back against key surveillance and tracking initiaitives by governments and industry.

In this report we respond to that Communication with our thoughts regarding the Communication, and our concerns regarding the initiative to change the 1995 Directive.