Government stands alone against EU data protection regulation

Stakeholders advising the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) do not back Government opposition to a new EU Data Protection regulation, claims the Open Rights Group.

The European Commission’s revised proposals were subject to discussion on Thursday behind closed- doors.

Several tech firms’ executives and rights groups’ campaigners, including representatives from Open Rights Group and Which, were invited to attend the first meeting of the advisory group, tech news site V3 reported.

The panel advising the Ministry of Justice met on Thursday for the first time behind close doors.

In an article on the Open Rights Group blog, its executive director, Jim Killock, said that despite “disagreements about the big issues […] there was surprising consensus that a unified European data protection law would be good for everyone.”

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