Civil Liberties MEPs passed amendments to EU rules on the ways EU institutions process personal data in order to ensure the methods are in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The MEPs want the new rules to not only apply to EU institutions but also for agencies, bodies and officers in order to promote a coherent data processing framework throughout the EU. The MEPs are also pushing Union institutions and bodies to establish their own data processing central registers and to make those registers publicly accessible in order to promote transparency. “Most importantly we want a single unified framework for processing of personal data by EU institutions, bodies and agencies to ensure not only a high level of data protection, but also clarity for the individuals whose data are being processed,” Parliament Lead MEP Cornelia Ernst said.
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