LIBE Committee chair writes to Commissioner Reynders over DPDI Bill

13/03/2024 | Open Rights Group

The Open Rights Group has published a letter to the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders from the chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), Juan Fernando López Aguilar, highlighting the threat posed by the Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill to the UK's Adequacy agreement. 

The letter seeks to learn the Commission's current assessment of whether DPDI respects the principles, rights and obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Law Enforcement Directive (LED) and the requirement of “essential equivalence” as established by the Schrems II ruling. 

The letter follows an earlier letter dated June 2023 and a response dated August of the same year. 

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