MP Modem Philippe wants to avoid at all costs the implementation of the Data Privacy Framework, this measure which authorizes the sending of personal data of European Internet users to the United States. To do this, he filed a complaint with the General Court of the European Union, ruling that this legislation affected him personally.
On July 10, the European Union took an unusual step towards the United States regarding the private lives of its nationals. While the Old Continent is generally very severe against American giants regarding their use of personal data, under cover of its famous GDPR, the latter has implemented the Data Privacy Framework, new legislation which authorizes the free flow of data between Europe and the United States. The Commission ensures that American companies have made sufficient efforts to ensure the security of these mountains of data.
But not everyone agrees, and Philippe Latombe intends to make it known. MP Modem in fact filed a complaint yesterday with the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), on his behalf, to try to prevent the application of the DPF. To support his argument, he of course uses the GDPR, but also the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union, of which he highlights several violations.
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An MP opposes the free flow of our personal data to the United States
While the GDPR requires companies to collect only the data essential to their operation, Philippe Latombe believes that the DPF undermines this principle of minimization which is at the heart of the regulation. The MP also fears that citizens will lack the possibility to fight against the collection of their data in the current state of the legislation. For all these reasons, the elected official relied on an article authorizing him to file a complaint against “the regulatory acts which directly concern it”.
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Philippe Latombe therefore requests that the Court annuls the DPF as quickly as possible, again based on an obscure article which requires that European laws be written in 4 languages: French, German, Italian and Dutch. To date, the DPF only exists in English. “I cannot be satisfied with our data going to the United States without doing anything. I can’t just condemn him.” declared Philippe Latombe to the informant.
Source: The Informed