Parliamentary privilege and data protection law

GDPR and parliaments is a topic raising legal complexities and sensitive political issues which involve the scope and the application of the EU Regulation, and concurrently enable a comparative insight of national implementations within different constitutional contexts.
Despite a broad view that there is an area of core parliamentary activity falling outside the scope of Union Law (and therefore outside the scope of GDPR), the boundary of this area is difficult to outline; as a consequence of that, the relationship between national supervisory authorities and parliaments is still unclear.
A relevant example concerns the “right to be forgotten” applied to parliamentary records, given that the whole digitalisation of these records and their broad accessibility on the web have raised the issue of the reputational damage eventually occurring to individuals mentioned in these records, who may wish to have their data “erased” from parliamentary reports and proceedings.