A Perfect Storm Of EU Data Law Changes

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 4:15 PM EST) -- The recently announced EU proposals are just the latest developments over recent months that have seen major data protection law changes come into force that affect not just U.K. or EU companies but any company, particularly U.S., deemed to be caught "processing" EU data.

New fines increasing penalties from 5,000 pounds to 500,000 pounds per offense, implementation of the E-Privacy Directive (and new restrictions on cookie use, tracking and customer profiling), a newly appointed enforcer in the U.K., new website policing for the first time and...
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