European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx and Assistant Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli presented their annual report for 2011 to the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on Wednesday, detailing actions in the past year and "efforts to push the effective protection of personal data." In advance of the report's release, Hustinx spoke on the need for "more effective and consistent data protection across the EU." The EDPS has signaled its main priorities for 2012 to include raising awareness, defining procedures, visits and inspections, technological developments and determining "the state of play for DPOs in EU institutions and bodies in order to provide support for the DPO function in line with the accountability principle."
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