IMI stated in its representations that the eventual legislative outcome of the whitepaper should strike the right balance between informational privacy and protection of intellectual property rights, i.e., balancing the right to privacy of individuals is as important as the right to an effective remedy to an IP owner. The inclusion of appropriate exceptions to not processing personal data without consent for “legitimate purposes” should expressly include the investigation of and action in respect of unlawful activity including IP infringement.

The full representation can be found here.