Harmonising data protection law and assigning EU-wide competence to a national public authority reduces the costs of the companies affected and creates a level playing field. The design and the number of the powers conferred upon the Commission are not acceptable in terms of the division of powers. The rules regarding the invalidity of the consent are insufficiently concrete; moreover, here, too, the necessity to process healthcare data should be taken into account. The rules regarding employee data protection do not serve legal certainty.
The eCall service can help to increase road safety. There is, however, no objective reason why buses should be exempt from the Regulation. The data protection measures are suitable to comply with the requirements of EU data protection law.
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The random retention and processing of PNR data without given suspicion infringes the fundamental right to data protection due to its inappropriateness and in the form of a random dragnet investigation it also infringes the basic right to privacy of personal data. Moreover, the actual benefit for counter-crime and counter-terrorism is insignificant, as US experience has proven.
It is not comprehensible why the Commission intends to institute infringement proceedings against Member States which have not yet transposed the inadequate Directive. The disadvantages resulting from the Data Retention Directive totally outweigh its benefits. Its provisions infringe the fundamental rights to privacy, to data protection and the freedom to choose an occupation or to conduct a business.
Demand response increases the flexibility of electricity demand and can contribute to network stability. In order for the demand response to be economically worthwhile the resulting cost savings must be greater than the investment put in. In principle, consumers should decide on the extent to which their consumption data is passed on. The data protection measures, proposed by the European Commission, are suitable for compliance with the requirements of EU data protection law.
Although it is appropriate to facilitate the cross-border attachment of bank accounts there are several substantial concerns against singe provisions of the Proposal. In particular, should the procedure not be introduced until high levels of the rule of law would have to prevail in all Member States. Otherwise the procedure might be abused. Moreover, the provisions on bank account data disclosure through the disclosure duty of banks or investigations by authorities lie outside EU competencies and are problematic in terms of data protection law.
With smart grids, the demand for electricity can be better coordinated to align with power generation. The standardisation mandated by the Commission helps prevent expensive parallel developments. Many electricity consumers, however, will probably only switch to cheaper prices in exchange for greater flexibility in their consumer behaviour if data protection issues are dispelled. Investment costs should not be covered by regulated tariffs of network operators but through the profits power producers make from selling electricity.
Data Protection (Regulation) [+] The Commission wishes to reform the EU data protection law fundamentally with the General Data Protection Regulation. It is mainly aimed at an EU-wide full harmonisation of the data protection standard while taking account of the latest technical challenges of the internet age. It is to replace the existing Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). Details > >