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EU Privacy Watchdog Unveils Four-Year Data Protection Strategy

June 30, 2020, 4:57 PM

A European Union data protection official announced a four-year strategy Tuesday that includes stronger enforcement.

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski said his office intends to monitor advances in data protection technology around the world; strengthen its supervision, enforcement and advisory roles; and promote digital justice in the enforcement of responsible and sustainable data processing.

Wiewiórowski also outlined three core pillars of foresight, action, and solidarity to address digital challenges before the end of 2024 in the strategy presented at an online forum.

The EDPS consults with the European Data Protection Board, Europol, and the European Parliament on policies and proposed laws related to privacy and data protection. The office said the new strategy will “shape a safer, fairer and more sustainable digital Europe, particularly for the most vulnerable in our societies.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Julia Weng in Washington at jweng@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Keith Perine at kperine@bloomberglaw.com

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