EU Data Protection Reform Hits Snag At Ministers' Meeting

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 4:45 PM EST) -- European Union justice ministers on Friday threw a wrench in efforts to finalize sweeping data protection reform legislation by the spring, backtracking on their agreement to support a key provision that would allow multinational companies to deal with only one lead privacy regulator.

During the Justice and Home Affairs Council's latest meeting in Brussels, members continued their discussion on a proposal floated by the European Commission in January 2012 that would replace the current patchwork of member-state data protection laws with a uniform regulation that would...
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