EU Council Backs 'One Stop Shop' For Privacy Enforcement

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- European Union justice ministers on Monday threw their support behind a key provision in sweeping data protection reform legislation that would allow multinational companies to deal with only one lead privacy regulator, despite lingering doubts from several member states about the proposal.

During the Justice and Home Affairs Council's latest meeting in Luxembourg, members expressed the council's support for the “one stop shop” principle included in a regulation proposed by the European Commission in January 2012 to overhaul the bloc's current data protection regime.

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