EU Data Privacy Revision To Serve As Global Guide

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 2:23 PM EST) -- The European Commission's proposal to overhaul its data protection regime by unifying member state laws and imposing stricter reporting and safekeeping requirements could serve as a model for other nations anxious to tighten their privacy initiatives, attorneys say.

The proposed revisions announced Wednesday would update and modernize the principles included in the Data Protection Directive of 1995 by replacing the established framework for European Union member countries that allows them to enact their own privacy laws with a uniform rule for all member states. The revised...
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