Request for urgent hearing into Census data protection

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Politics · 29-04-2021 16:25:00 · 0 Comments

The BE political party has requested the urgent parliamentary hearing of the president of the Directive Council of the National Statistics Institute (INE) to clarify the issue of protection of personal data in the 2021 Census.

“The country became aware that the National Data Protection Commission issued a resolution addressed to the National Statistics Institute (INE) in order for this entity to suspend any transfer of personal data to the United States of America or any third countries within the framework of the 2021 Census”, begins statement sent to the Lusa agency.

Following this resolution, according to BE, INE "will have suspended the contract it had entered into with the North American company Cloudfare to provide performance and security services for the data obtained in the investigations in question".

"If this situation is confirmed, it has an unmistakable gravity, since, as established by the Court of Justice of the European Union, in the Schmers II judgment, such access constitutes a disproportionate interference with the fundamental rights of the data subjects", condemns.

The party argues that “it is necessary to obtain urgent clarifications from the entity responsible for the 2021 Census, so that the citizens' confidence can be quickly restored ”.

For this very reason, BE requests the urgent hearing of the president of INE's Board of Directors in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees “to provide the clarifications that are due on this situation”.



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