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Opinion: Proposed Rules Send “Disturbing Message”

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 13, 2011

In a feature for Forbes, Richard Levick suggests that the proposed revision of the EU's data protection laws "should send a clear and disturbing message to businesses that do business globally." Levick highlights the proposals, which include increased penalties--to the tune of five percent of the global turnover of organizations that mishandle data--in suggesting that even if the rules are not adopted as presented, "they now provide a real window on how EU regulators are already thinking...If nothing else, the trend line points toward ever more aggressive regulatory prerogatives." Editor's Note: The IAPP 2012 Global Privacy Summit will offer several preconference and breakout sessions related to the new EU data protection framework.
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