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EU Data Protection Regulation: update

By Nick Graham

The EU Data Protection Regulation has discussed at the Privacy Laws & Business conference in Cambridge, UK. Here is the latest news:

There has been a debate as to whether the new regulation is actually going to happen. The clear view from the European Commission and the European Data Protection Supervisor is that the regulation will happen and the European Parliament is unlikely to change its position on any of the main points, so businesses should start preparing.

Officially, the aim is to finalise the regulation in late 2014. The reality is that this adoption will probably happen in 2015. As an indicative backstop date, the UK government is keen to finalise the process before the next general election in May 2015. There will then be a two-year transitional period…

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