EU Data Protection Directive Revision Postponed
PRIVACY LAW—EUROPEAugust 4, 2010
The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) announced that the European Commission has decided to postpone proposed revisions to the EU Data Protection Directive until next year. The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports that although EU Commissioner Viviane Reding had previously announced that a proposal for the revisions would be presented this November, several data protection authorities have requested additional time to address such issues as challenges to personal data protection. The European Commission will outline its plans this year for action later, The Register reports, quoting a commission spokeswoman who said, "This will be the first step for a legislative proposal that will then follow in the course of the next 10 months."