EU Parliament Delays Data Protection Reform Vote Until May

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament on Wednesday postponed until late May a final vote on a proposed overhaul of the European Union's data protection regime, as companies and regulators continue to push lawmakers to loosen restrictions on the collection and use of consumers' personal data.

Following approval by several other committees, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs was slated to take a final vote Wednesday on a proposal floated by the European Commission in January 2012 to replace the bloc's current 1995 data protection directive...
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