EU data protection reforms: a moving target

The draft EU data protection regulation has caused much debate, but is it too early to prepare for implementation?

The majority of the EU Commission’s proposals were set out in a draft regulation published in January 2012. The commission’s intention was to replace the existing laws passed in 1995 with a regime better suited to developments such as e-commerce, social networking and cloud computing.

The commission’s stated aim is for the new regime to provide individuals with more control over their personal data, fostering confidence that such data will not be compromised in their online activities, which will in turn support growth and innovation…

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