EU’s EPDB adopts statement on digital services package and data strategy

Following the recent launch of EU negotiations around data and digital services and the upcoming release of the EU strategy for data, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has released an opinion highlighting a number of overarching concerns, including the lack of protection of individuals’ fundamental rights, fragmented supervision and risks of inconsistencies. The EDPB has stated that, without further amendments, the proposals will negatively impact the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and lead to significant legal uncertainty that would undermine both the existing and future legal framework. As such, the proposals may fail to create the conditions for innovation and economic growth envisaged by the proposals themselves