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Europe Takes Measures for Data Protection Rights

Data Protection Rights
Data Protection Rights

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) write an open letter to the European Parliament and the European Council regarding the lack of resources that puts the enforcement of individuals' data protection rights in danger.

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union approve the budget after the European Commission proposes it. A portion of the overall EDPS budget is allocated to the EDPB.

The EDPS wants to seek more staff members and budgetary resources from the European Commission during the drafting of the General Budget of the European Union 2023 to help the EDPB and EDPS handle their widening responsibilities and increasing workload. However, the European Commission vetoed the proposed increase because it fell short of the limit of the EU's seven-year financial program.

What is the role of EDPB?

The EDPB Secretariat assists the Board Members by offering logistical, administrative, and analytical support. It is responsible for resolving conflicts between national data protection authorities (DPAs) under the One-Stop-Shop arrangement.

The dispute resolution process relates to proposed judgements that the Lead Data Protection Authority has produced regarding practices in the commercial sector. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being implemented, and the EDPB is crucial to its success. High hopes are held for the GDPR's ability to prevent data privacy violations, particularly by influential tech firms.

So what will transpire in future?

During its second plenary meeting of October, the European Parliament will vote on the EU's general budgetary allocations for the forthcoming fiscal year. The Conciliation Committee will meet to decide on a joint text within 21 days if the Council rejects all of the Parliament's modifications.

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