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Spain Asks EU To Review Data Protection Law

PRIVACY LAW—SPAIN

August 2, 2010

The Spanish Supreme Court is asking the European Court of Justice to review the country's Data Protection Regulations to determine whether they are compatible with the EU's Data Protection Directive, Expansión reports. The Spanish Supreme Court agreed to submit a preliminary question to the European Court of Justice in a case brought on behalf of the Spanish Digital Economy Federation (FECEMD), according to a release from the Madrid office of Bird & Bird LLP. "In the last years, we have witnessed a number of companies deciding to stop operations in Spain due to the strict regulations and strict approaches of the Spanish Data Protection," said Javier Fernandez-Samaniego of Bird & Bird, noting the goal is "harmonization of data regulations in Europe." (Article in Spanish.)
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