New Article 29 Working Party Opinions

March 7, 2014

Two Opinions from the Article 29 Working Party have now been published.

The first Opinion, Opinion 01/2014 on the application of necessity and proportionality concepts and data protection within the law enforcement sector 536/14/EN (WP 211), deals with the difficulties which arise where border control or law enforcement legislation, proposed or existing, intrudes on an individual’s private life and involves the processing of personal data. Its intended audience is said to be ‘primarily the EU and national legislator and authorities responsible for tackling issues in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’.

The second Opinion, Opinion 02/2014 on a referential for requirements for Binding Corporate Rules submitted to national Data Protection Authorities in the EU and Cross Border Privacy Rules submitted to APEC CBPR Accountability Agents 538/14/EN (WP 212), aims to serve as an informal pragmatic checklist for organisations applying for authorisation of BCR and/or certification of CBPR. It attempts to facilitate the design and adoption of personal data protection policies compliant with each of the systems.

The Opinions may be downloaded from the panel opposite and are available online here (BCR Opinion in pdf) and here (law enforcement Opinion in pdf).