Way forward on aligning the former third pillar acquis with data protection rules

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Series Details COM (2020) 262
Publication Date 24/06/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 24 June 2020, setting out a number of legal acts regulating processing of personal data by competent authorities for the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences which should be aligned with Directive (EU) 2016/680 – the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive.

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This Communication concerns ten legal acts on police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and regulating the processing of data by competent authorities for the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences. It identifies how the European Commission intends to bring these acts - adopted before the entry into force of the Law Enforcement Directive – in line with the existing data protection legislation.

The Communication also includes a timetable setting out how the Commission will do this. These alignments to EU law are necessary to ensure a consistent approach and a high level of protection of personal data, as well as legal certainty and clarification of issues.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:262:FIN
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  • https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/1_en_act_part1_v7.pdf
Related Links
European Commission: Press Release, 24/06/2020: Commission report: EU data protection rules empower citizens and are fit for the digital age https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1163
European Commission: Two years of the GDPR: Questions and answers (24 June 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_1166

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