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By Stephen Gardner. Article 29 Working Party highlights remaining outstanding issues in privacy overhaul.

Acting quickly to make their presence felt in final negotiations over landmark European Union data protection reforms, the Article 29 Working Party of data protection authorities from the 28 EU member states June 18 highlighted the issues it said negotiators should consider in crafting the final version of the proposed data protection regulation to replace the 20-year-old EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).

In letters to the main negotiators who will finalize the draft EU data protection regulation, the Art. 29 Party said that the primary issues that “deserve your special attention” were the relationship between the regulation and a separate proposed law on data processing for law enforcement purposes, the definition of personal data, the purpose limitation, the protection of data subject rights and the governance of data protection in the EU under the regulation.

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