Publication date: 09 October 2012

FRA opinion on proposed EU data protection reform package

Adoption Date:
09 October 2012
Opinion Number:
Requested By:
European Parliament

Following a request by the European Parliament on 5 September 2012 for an analysis of the fundamental rights issues associated with the proposed EU data protection reform package, FRA issued its opinion on the draft legislation on 1 October 2012.


Publication date: 08 October 2012

fra-opinion-data-protection-oct-2012.pdf (513.21 KB)


This FRA opinion builds in particular on opinions published by the EDPS and the A29 WP which focus on data protection. It complements these by examining other relevant Charter rights. It focuses mainly on fundamental rights other than data protection, since the abovementioned opinions have thoroughly addressed this fundamental right. The FRA opinion looks at both the draft regulation and directive as part of one single data protection 'reform package'.