EU Data Rule Will Strengthen Regulators, Official Promises

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT) -- European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding assured data protection authorities on Thursday that the proposed overhaul of the European Union's data protection regime would increase regulators' power to influence and shape new privacy laws.

Under a proposal that would replace the 1995 EU data protection directive with a single data protection law across all 27 member states, data protection authorities would be required to provide each other “mutual assistance” to ensure consistent application of the law throughout the region. However, regulators would have to take sole...
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