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Poll: Have Edward Snowden’s revelations helped with the speedy adoption of a stronger data protection framework in the EU?

November 27, 2013 by  
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Quick Poll: Do you think Safe Harbour and the EU standard contractual clauses work effectively to protect EU citizens’ personal data in cross-border transfers?

October 28, 2013 by  
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EU Data Protection Reform: A War of Words as Sides Entrench

March 27, 2013 by  
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“Overblown discussion” and “scaremongering” is how EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding dismissed the escalating war of words over the European Union’s proposed reforms of its data protection rules. However, following an unprecedented level of lobbying, could we now be looking at a marked watering down of the proposals?

Quick Poll: Are the criticisms of the European Commission’s proposed reform of the data protection rules, as described by EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, “overblown” and “scaremongering”?

March 27, 2013 by  
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European Parliament Rapporteur Albrecht Proposes Key Amendments to the Commission’s Draft Data Protection Regulation

February 19, 2013 by  
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Article discussing a number of key amendments to the Draft Regulation, of which companies processing personal data in the European Union or data relating to EU citizens should be aware…

EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Issues Guidance For Cloud Computing Services Clients

July 9, 2012 by  
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BRUSSELS—Cloud computing service clients in the European Union are obliged to select a provider that guarantees compliance with EU data protection law, the Article 29 Working Party said in a formal opinion released July 3.

U.K. ‘Cookies’ Consent Rules Take Effect; Official Says Negotiation Favored Over Fines

June 7, 2012 by  
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LONDON—The release by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office of written guidance, a video, video transcript, and a blog on compliance with U.K. cookies rules underscore that it prefers negotiation, or even ordering firms to follow certain security measures, rather than slapping them with monetary penalties.

Hungary’s Former DPA Head Describes Amendments to New Data Protection Law as ‘Sham’

April 16, 2012 by  
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BUDAPEST—The Hungarian Parliament April 2 passed an amendment to the Law on Autonomy over Information and the Freedom of Information (Information Act)—which took effect Jan. 1—to meet European Union demands to shore up the independence of the National Data Protection and Freedom of Information Authority, but the former head of the authority believes it is a sham.

ANALYSIS: EU Data Protection Reform: An Overview Of The Commission’s Proposed Regulation

February 15, 2012 by  
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After the completion of a review process lasting longer than two years, the European Commission published its proposal for a new EU regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data…

European Commission’s Proposed Data Protection Regulation Calls for Big Fines, Right to Be Forgotten, Breach Notice

February 2, 2012 by  
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The European Union’s influential approach to regulating personal information underwent a sea change Jan. 25 with the release of the European Commission’sproposed data protection regulation…

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