19 February 2013

Written for the European Parliament Conference on “Security of e-government”, the Peter Hustinx’s article discusses the challenges of safeguarding citizens’ privacy, methods of overcoming these challenges and how to find the best way forward in light of current legislation and the likely future data protection legislation. The article concludes that the proposed data protection directive will facilitate cross-border projects, but will raise the stakes for e-Government because of the specific obligations, such as the implementation of appropriate measures for “data protection by design” and “by default”, and the need to undertake “data protection impact assessments”.

The full article can be accessed here.