01.03.2010, 08:56

1st Ad Hoc Working Group on Data Protection, Ljubljana

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Data Protection, established with the Rules of Procedure for Evaluations in the Area of Data Protection of 17 November 2009, took place from 24 to 26 February 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The meeting of the Working Group focused on its role and working arrangements. Furthermore, presentations about the European Data Protection Authority, the state of play regarding data protection evaluations executed by Europol in Southeast Europe and the content as well as procedure of Schengen evaluations in the area of data protection were held. The Questionnaires on Data Protection completed by the Contracting Parties, and already presented at the meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Border Management on 20-23 January 2009, were reviewed in order to depict changes that have occured in the past year and give an insight into the future steps to be taken.