Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, OJ C 2, 7.01.2009, p. 7
The Opinion reacts on the Commission's proposal aimed at reviewing the rules on public access to documents held by EU institutions. The Opinion focuses on an amended provision dealing with the relation between public access to documents and the protection of personal data. Although the EDPS welcomes the Commission's intention to clarify the delicate interaction between public access and data protection, he feels that the substance of the proposed amendment fails to provide the appropriate answer. He therefore proposes a different provision to stimulate discussions in Parliament and Council.