European Data Protection Supervisor
Le Contrôleur Européen de la Protection des Données

Deuxième avis sur la vie privée et les communications électroniques

Deuxième avis sur la vie privée et les communications électroniques

Friday, 9 Janvier, 2009
9
Jan
2009

Deuxième avis sur la vie privée et les communications électroniques

Deuxième avis relatif au réexamen de la directive 2002/58/CE concernant le traitement des données à caractère personnel et la protection de la vie privée dans le secteur des communications électroniques (directive "vie privée et communications électroniques"), JO C 128, 06.06.2009, p. 28

This Opinion follows upon a first EDPS Opinion, as well as Comments, in which recommendations were made to help ensure that the proposed changes effectively provide for the best possible protection of personal data.

This Second Opinion comes as a response to the Council's Common Position which, on a number of critical points, fails to endorse some of the data protection safeguards proposed by the European Parliament and the European Commission or previously recommended by the EDPS. The recommendations presented in this Opinion aim at streamlining some of the provisions of the Directive, while at the same time ensuring an adequate level of data protection and privacy.

The Opinion particularly focuses on the provisions relating to the setting up of a mandatory security breach notification system for which the Supervisor believes there is still some room for improvement.