European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: Workable Data Protection Framework Needed

PRIVACY LAW—EU

February 25, 2011

In an opinion piece for European Voice responding to a recent report on plans to update the EU's 26-year-old data protection directive, Antoine Larpin writes, "We need a workable framework for data to be protected and to flow freely between member states." In what he describes as the "global digital environment," he suggests that "it is critical to have a workable framework for personal data to be protected and to flow freely from one member state to another," he writes, noting that businesses ranging from social networks to online "are already conscious of the competitive advantage they can gain" when providing data privacy options to consumers.
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