PositionJan Albrecht - Brief article

With over 3,000 amendments to deal with, the rapporteur on the draft regulation on data protection, Jan Albrecht (Greens-EFA, Germany) has postponed the vote in the EP's Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE). It was to be held in April but will now take place on 29-30 May. Notwithstanding, he held strong against mass lobbying from enterprises, businesses or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and even from some member states - spearheaded by the UK. "We will not sink below existing standards, even though some countries want to drown the project," Albrecht warned, on 20 March, denouncing shortcomings in the implementation of the 1995 directive.aThough Albrecht plans to enhance the "right to be forgotten" and to require that companies obtain explicit user...

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