Data Protection Review

Impact on EU Innovation and Competitiveness

Published in: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy (Brussels: European Union, Dec. 2012)

Posted on RAND.org on December 01, 2012

by Jonathan Cave, Helen Rebecca Schindler, Neil Robinson, Veronika Horvath, Sophie Castle-Clarke, Arnold P. C. Roosendaal, Bas Kotterink

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The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) has requested an ad hoc briefing paper to provide its Members with information and advice regarding the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (2012/0011(COD)). This document presents a rapid assessment of the innovation and competitiveness impacts of the measures affecting: automated processing; control of data processing; and data transfers. It considers a variety of perspectives: profiling; big data; cloud computing; and privacy-friendly technologies and identifies a variety of impacts, and areas for improvement.

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