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21 May: Data protection: MEPs urge the Commission to amend UK adequacy decisions

(Source: European Parliament)

UK data protection laws are similar to EU laws, but MEPs raise questions on enforcement and exemptionsExemptions for immigration and national security purposes need to be clarifiedOnward transfers of data to other countries and bulk access to data by law enforcement are also a concernNational authorities should suspend data transfers to the UK in the absence of guarantees

The European Commission should amend its draft decision on UK data protection to ensure EU standards for citizens’ privacy are respected.

In a resolution passed on Friday (344 votes in favour, 311 against and 28 abstaining), MEPs ask the …