EU Data Protection Overhaul Is Pro-Business, Official Says

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 2:54 PM EST) -- European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding on Tuesday argued in support of proposed measures to strengthen the bloc's data protection regime, saying the controversial reforms would be good for businesses by reducing bureaucratic red tape and boosting consumer confidence.

Speaking before the third annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Brussels, Reding advocated for the European Commission's January proposal to unify member-state laws and impose stricter data protection and reporting requirements, saying the new regulatory regime would make data processing safer, cheaper and inspire users'...
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