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Publication date: 30 July 2012

FRA Symposium report - European Union data protection reform: new fundamental rights guarantees

The 2012 Symposium of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) focused on the fundamental rights dimension of the Data Protection Reform package, which the European Commission proposed on 25 January 2012.

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Publication date: 10 August 2012

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The proposals for the data protection reform comprise three components: a Communication on Safeguarding Privacy in a Connected World : a European Data Protection Framework for the 21st century, a Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) and a Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data.

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