EU Commission Sets Year's End Deadline For Privacy Reform

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 7:18 PM EST) -- The European Commission said Monday it expects the proposed overhaul of the bloc's data protection regime to be completed by the end of the year, despite resistance to the sweeping reforms by one of the three legislative bodies that needs to approve the measure.

In an memo released in advance of Tuesday's national "Data Protection Day", the commission pushed back at recent assertions made by Google Inc. global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer that the two-year-old proposal to replace the current European Union data protection directive with...
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