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European Council Calls for Cost Assessments on Proposed Changes to Directive

PRIVACY LAW—EU

February 25, 2011

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The European Council has shared its opinion on the review of the European Data Protection Directive. During meetings yesterday and today in Brussels, council officials expressed general support for the review, while also outlining areas of concern and further study. Patrick Van Eecke of DLA Piper in Brussels told the Daily Dashboard that while the council generally supports the review, "it seems to be concerned about costs of compliance." The council has advised the European Commission to conduct cost analyses of the proposed changes before actually making them. The council also made recommendations concerning minors, categories of "sensitive data" and the right to be forgotten, among others.
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