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Data Protection Directive Delay Expected

PRIVACY LAW—EU

August 6, 2010

Infosecurity reports that the European Commission's decision to revise the schedule for its revision of the EU's Data Protection Directive was to be expected, given the scope of the project. That's according to Bridget Treacy of Hunton & Williams, who explained, "It is an ambitious project and an ambitious timeline, and it is going to take a little time to get things in order...Due to the wealth of comments and active debate, it is not a surprise." The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) announced the new schedule this week, citing pressure from data protection authorities seeking more time to revise the directive.
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