EPIF  welcomes  the  European  Commission’s  proposal  for  greater  harmonisation  of  the  EU data protection regime within the internal market with regard to the processing of EU personal data. With this position paper, EPIF seeks to address the concerns it has identified in the draft Regulation.

A number of provisions lead in their current form to legal uncertainty as they seem to be in conflict  with  the  requirements  under  applicable  Anti-Money  Laundering  and  Counter-Terrorism Financing  rules  (AML/CFT). Also,  some  provisions  significantly  increase  of  costs  and bureaucracy  for  companies.