Privacy International's founder and former Director General, Simon Davies, has been tasked by cross-party rapporteurs of the European Parliament to conduct a wide-ranging external assessment of the European Commission's proposed reforms to the EU data protection framework.
The assessment will involve a thorough review of the proposals by an EU-wide expert group currently being put together. The input for the assessment will be multi-stakeholder in nature, though the focus of the report will be on legal issues. The EP has asked Mr Davies to present the assessment's findings to the joint meeting of EU national parliaments and the European Parliament in October.
In their letter of 17th July authorising the assessment, Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP (rapporteur for data protection regulation) and Dimitrios Droutsas MEP (rapporteur for the Data Protection Directive) wrote that, while they "broadly welcomed" the Commission's proposals, they believed "that the process of consideration of these proposals would benefit greatly from an external multi-stakeholder expert input".