EDPS concerned new Europol Regulation weakens data protection rights

27/06/2022 | EDPS

The European Data Protection Supervisor has voiced concern that the amended Europol Regulation will weaken data protection rights and fail to oversee the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation adequately. The amended regulation allows Europol to process large datasets in certain instances, "leading to a substantial increase in the volume of individuals' personal data processed and stored by the Agency," the EDPS said. It added that the data of individuals with no link to criminal activity will be treated the same as those with an established connection. The amended regulation takes effect on 28 June. 

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