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by Joanna Witt | 29 May 2012 |
The lowdown on plans for a pan-European privacy law
In January, the European Commission (which sets regulations for its 27 member states) announced that it was overhauling its data protection legislation. The Commission wants to replace the EU's 1995 Data Protection Directive (on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data) with a new law that will be enforceable across 27 countries that make up the EU (the proposed legislation in full [pdf]).
What's wrong with the Directive?