Data Protection

Progress on EU data protection reform now irreversible following European Parliament vote

The European Parliament cemented recently the strong support previously given at committee level to the European Commission’s data protection reform by voting in plenary with 621 votes in favour, 10 against and 22 abstentions for the Regulation and 371 votes in favour, 276 against and 30 abstentions for the Directive). What will the data protection reform do for economic growth? One continent, one law: The Regulation will establish a single, pan-European law for data protection, replacing the current inconsistent patchwork of national laws. Companies will deal with one law, not 28. The benefits are estimated at €2.3 billion per year. …

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