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UEAPME advocates for a balanced data protection framework at EU level, which properly takes into account also the needs and possibilities of the SMEs while respecting the fundamental rights of data subjects and keeping an appropriate data protection standard.

Position papers and other documents

-  15/09/2016: UEAPME position on e-privacy

-  17/12/2015: SMEs welcome the result of the trilogue negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation

-  September 2015: Joint position on Data Protection Regulation

-  February 2013: Data protection: UEAPME assessment of the vote in the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee on 20 February 2013

- February 2013: General Data Protection Regulation: UEAPME/HOTREC proposal for amendments to the report of Mr. Albrecht

-  February 2013: UEAPME/HOTREC joint position on the General Data Protection Regulation

- November 2012: UEAPME letter on the Data Protection Regulation proposal to the European Parliament

-  April 2012: UEAPME position on the proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation

-  January 2011: UEAPME position on a comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union

-  December 2009: UEAPME position on the legal framework for fundamental rights to protection of personal data

Press releases

-  08/10/2014: The Data Protection Officer is a burden for SMEs and therefore should not be made compulsory!

-  28/05/2014: Designating a Data Protection Officer should not be compulsory, especially not for SMEs

-  20/02/2013: Data protection: SMEs welcome vote at ITRE Committee, urge LIBE to follow

-  19/02/2013: Data protection: it’s not about Facebook, it’s about us, SMEs tell Parliament