The automatic processing of personal data is growing at an incredible pace and is starting to become an integral part of economic, administrative and social processes in Europe and throughout the world. On the Web in particular, users have learned to pay for a nominally free service by providing personal data for marketing purposes. Against this background, the overhaul of data protection regulation is now being discussed across Europe. A year ago, the European Commission presented a new draft of a European Data Protection Regulation. The European Parliament and the European Council are now preparing their views on this new regulation. At the same time, huge lobby groups are trying to massively influence the regulatory bodies.
The important research activity that leads EURECOM in the field of data protection and privacy naturally involves the discussion of this regulation. Refik Molva, Professor and Head of the Research Networks and Security Dept. at EURECOM, is among the signatories of the letter of support to the new regulations with researchers from INRIA, CNRS, the Université de Versailles and the Institut de l’Ouest.
The text to support this legislation and the list of signatories can be found online at http://dataprotectioneu.eu/