Opinion: The Directive's Likely Direction
PRIVACY LAW—EUAugust 29, 2011
In Field Fisher Waterhouse's Privacy and Information Law Blog, Eduardo Ustaran discusses the European Commission's yet-to-be-released revision of the EU Data Protection Directive. Ustaran predicts that the amended law may come in the form of a regulation, rather than a directive. Key changes may include Vice President Viviane Reding's "right to be forgotten" provision and a focus on meaningful transparency and consent, as well as accountability. It's crucial that the new law "shows the benefits of data protection for all and encourages compliance not just for the sake of it, but for the good of the future generations," Ustaran writes.