European Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of data protection reform
The European Commission published a memo on 12 March 2014 declaring that the draft EU Data Protection Regulation is now ‘irreversible’ after the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of the regulation with 621 votes in favour, 10 against and 22 abstentions.
The positive headline masks the fact that the European Parliament’s plenary vote is generally a formality. The regulation proved to be a contentious piece of legislation; it had the second-highest number amendments ever, after the EU’s seven-year budget.
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