EU Council Stalls Data Protection Reform Efforts

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 6:19 PM ET) -- European Union leaders refused on Friday to commit to a May deadline that a parliamentary committee recently set to finalize legislation to tighten the bloc's data protection regime, leaving open the possibility that the already long-running negotiations could drag into 2015.

During a two-day European Council meeting that concluded Friday, the presidents and prime ministers of the bloc's 28 member states discussed a proposal to strengthen privacy protections for consumer data, which in a vote on Monday was backed by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil...
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