Belgian House of Representatives

Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 10/04/2012
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 17/09/2014

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

On March 16th 2012, an information file was submitted to the Economic Affairs and Justice Committees.


On March 27th 2012, with 8 votes and 4 abstentions, the Justice Committee adopted an opinion stating that the proposal complies with the subsidiarity and proportionality principles. Nevertheless, the Committee wishes to add that the directive should not reduce existing protection levels and that it should include a specific rule on the protection of personal data of children (see 53 2145/001).


According to the Rules of Procedure of the House, this opinion is  deemed to be that of the House.


On May 7th 2013, the European Commission replied (see 53 2145/002).


On September 17th 2014, an inter-parliamentary meeting took place at the French Assembléé nationale at the end of which the delegation of the Belgian House of Representatives co-signed the common position.

Lisbon Treaty procedures
  Political Dialogue

17/09/2014 |

07/05/2013 |

27/03/2012 |

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