In a speech to open the seminar “Giving European citizens the data protection rules they deserve” in Luxembourg, the EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Martine Reicherts, has urged EU member states to “stick to its ambition of adopting a strong EU General Data Protection Framework by 2015”. She said that Europe needed this reform urgently in order to revive economic growth and job creation, to ensure that the rights of citizens are properly protected and to restore trust in how commercial companies collect and use data.

Martine Reicherts – Speech – 19 September 2014