EU Unveils New Data Security Agency

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The European Union is slated to launch a new agency on Thursday that will be tasked with protecting the security of large government databases that hold citizens' personal information, a move made as the EU looks to ramp up national data protection requirements with a proposed legislative overhaul.

The establishment of this new agency aligns with the EU's push toward instituting stronger and more unified data protection requirements in the region. This European Commission proposed in January to replace the Data Protection Directive of 1995 with...
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