EU Lawmaker Wants Stronger Data Protection Reform

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 5:11 PM EST) -- The European Parliament member tasked with assessing the bloc's proposed data protection overhaul on Tuesday pushed for the implementation of a stricter requirement for companies to permanently delete user data and backed expanding the regulation to broadly cover foreign entities.

In a report for the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, rapporteur Jan-Philipp Albrecht generally supported the European Commission's January 2012 proposal to replace the bloc's current 1995 directive, which each member state individually implements through its national law, with a modernized regulation that would...
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