We issue formal comments as part of our role as advisor on all matters relating to the procesing of personal data.
Similar to our Opinions, our Formal Comments are issued in response to a request from the European Commission under Article 42(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 and address the data protection implications of a legislative proposal or a draft implementing or delegated act. Our Formal comments are usually shorter and more technical, or only address certain aspects of a proposal.
Letter concerning the European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations ("ROME II")
Comments on the Communication of the Commission on interoperability of European databases
Letter to the Director General of the European Commission's Justice, Freedom and Security department on the Communication on "A Strategy on the External Dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice"