Reding: Rules Must Reflect Modern Times
PRIVACY LAW—EUJanuary 28, 2011
European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding was scheduled to speak in Davos today in honor of Data Protection Day, discussing 2011 data protection reform. Reding was attending a session on cloud computing and meeting with EU and U.S. technology leaders, according to a European Commission media release, and was to be meeting leading European and U.S. technology companies. Reding said the commission's review of the 1995 Data Protection Directive "will have a profound impact on the ICT industry. My goal is to ensure that the modernized rules reflect changes in technology--especially the emergence of cloud computing, social network sites and behavioral advertising." Clarifying legal certainties for cross-border services will have a profound impact on the ICT industry and strengthen users' data protection rights, the report states.