Marking Data Protection Day

Data Protection Day
Data Protection Day
Each year Data Protection Day on 28 January aims to raise public awareness about the mass of data that is collected and processed on an everyday basis, and what rights citizens have to data privacy.

Technological developments have transformed the way we communicate with each other, with people sharing more and more personal information online. This presents the EU with numerous challenges, especially in the area of data protection. To meet these challenges and update legislation that has been in place for almost two decades, the EU is proposing a reform of the data protection rules currently applicable in the EU.

On 23-25 January, FRA participated in the 6th Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference in Brussels, where the agency hosted a panel on redress mechanisms and discussed the preliminary results of a FRA project on this topic. FRA also presented its opinion on the EU’s data protection reform package, which aims to ensure a balance between the right to the protection of personal data and other fundamental rights guaranteed by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.