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Reding Outlines Four Pillars of New Rules

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

March 17, 2011

Forthcoming amendments to the EU Data Protection Directive are needed to respond to new technologies allowing for automatic data collection "used by companies to better target individuals," Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said during a speech in Brussels on Wednesday. The rules, to be finalized this summer and put in front of parliament, are to be based on four pillars: the right to be forgotten, transparency, privacy by default and data protection regardless of data location. Redding said third parties processing EU citizens' data outside of the EU should be held accountable to the same laws, v3.co.uk reports.
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