Amended Europol Regulation weakens data protection supervision
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) expressed its concerns that the amended Europol Regulation weakens the fundamental right to data protection and do not ensure an appropriate oversight of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol).
The amended Europol Regulation (EU) 2022/991 expands considerably the mandate of Europol with regard to exchanges of personal data with private parties, the use of artificial intelligence, and the processing of large datasets. Europol is now allowed, in specific cases, to process large datasets, leading to a substantial increase in the volume of individuals’ personal data processed and stored by the Agency.
However, expansion of Europol’s mandate has not been compensated with strong data protection safeguards that would allow the effective supervision of the Agency’s new powers.
Source: Amended Europol Regulation weakens data protection supervision | European Data Protection Supervisor