We successfully managed to revise and improve the legislation on personal data protection. In this respect, we welcome the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation, setting global data protection standards, to give EU citizens more control over their own personal data, and improve their security both online and offline.
Our Group took the lead in the revision of the Copyright Directive. We fought for an approach that fairly balanced the many interests at stake: consumers, authors and performers, European culture, freedom of speech on the web and European competitiveness in the digital era.
We successfully called for a Commission proposal to protect whistle-blowers across the EU. These are people who come forward to report breaches of EU law in many different fields, including taxation.