EU Data Supervisor Presses For Privacy Overhaul In 2015

By Allison Grande (January 5, 2015, 7:02 PM EST) -- Europe's newly instated data protection supervisor on Monday pushed for the completion of long-running efforts to overhaul the bloc's data protection regime by the end of 2015, stressing that a revamped approach is necessary to address the privacy challenges posed by the growing availability of consumer data.

In an article for the political newspaper New Europe, Giovanni Buttarelli for the first time since beginning his five-year term as the European Data Protection Supervisor on Dec. 4 offered his thoughts on pressing topics such as big data aggregation and increasingly complex international data flows.

While the emergence of new methods for collecting...

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