EU States Bash Data Privacy Overhaul As Too Stringent

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 10:47 PM EDT) -- European Union member states aired their concerns with the European Commission's plan to overhaul the bloc's data protection regime in a document leaked Friday, with many countries contesting the plan's binding nature and expansion of the commission's regulatory authority.

In a European Commission document dated July 18 but posted Friday by nonprofit EU government and civil liberties watchdog Statewatch, 20 nations revealed their initial responses to the commission's January proposal to replace the bloc's current data protection directive — which allows each member state to enact...
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