European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Mutual administrative assistance

Mutual administrative assistance

Monday, 13 November, 2006
13
Nov
2006

Mutual administrative assistance

Opinion on the Amended Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on mutual administrative assistance for the protection of the financial interests of the European Community against fraud and any other illegal activities, OJ C 94, 28.04.2007, p. 1

The amended proposal sets forth communication and assistance procedures between the Commission and Member States in order to protect the Community financial interests.
The EDPS considers that the proposal on the whole maintains the level of protection of personal data contained in the EU data protection framework; Directive 95/46/EC and Regulation 45/2001.

Nevertheless, the EDPS notes that whether such standards of data protection will indeed be maintained depend on the specific content of implementing legislation for which the proposal creates a legal basis. Since implementing legislation will be crucial for the protection of personal data in this context, the EDPS particularly welcomes the obligation to consult him on the drafting of such implementing legislation.