ABA Sections Press EU To Ease Data Protection Reforms

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 6:13 PM EST) -- The American Bar Association's antitrust and international law sections urged European Union officials Tuesday to scale back proposed measures to strengthen the bloc's data protection regime, arguing the proposal's reach is too broad and that it fails to take into account companies' conflicting legal obligations.

In a joint letter to Council of Europe Data Protection Commissioner Eva Souhrada-Kirchmayer, the ABA sections weighed in on the European Commission's January proposal to unify member-state laws and impose stricter data protection and reporting requirements by replacing a 1995 directive,...
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