EU Data Protection Reform Will Spur Suits, Facebook Says

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 6:38 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. has told an Irish watchdog that the proposed overhaul of the European Union's data protection regime would spark court battles, discourage foreign companies from setting up shop in the region and ultimately provide citizens with fewer safeguards, according to documents released Saturday.

The social networking site aired its criticism of the European Commission's January proposal to unify member-state laws and impose stricter data protection and reporting requirements in a March 30 lobbying paper submitted to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland,...
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