Digital campaigners, the Open Rights Group, welcome today’s vote in the European Parliament to approve a Regulation on data protection. The Regulation will strengthen European citizens’ rights over their data.
Executive Director Jim Killock said:
‘Today’s vote is an important step in giving citizens more rights over the personal data that companies hold about them. It is now time to ensure that this directive is agreed by the European Council and EU member states. The UK government has opposed the proposals in an attempt to appease the anti-European elements in the Conservative party. Internal political battles with UKIP should not be put before better data privacy for British citizens.’
The provisions should mean that:
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