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Directive Finalization Possibly Delayed

PRIVACY LAW—EU

January 13, 2012

Out-Law.com reports that the finalized proposals to the EU data protection directive may be delayed until late February or early March. Originally slated for finalization by the end of January, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding's spokesman, Matthew Newman, said that Reding "will make a protocol decision" by January 23 and will speak that same day in Munich outlining the reform's major components. "Because the legislative text is a regulation," Newman added, "it has to be very precise because it would be directly applicable to the Member States." Editor's Note: The IAPP will host a Web conference, "The New EU Data Protection Framework: Major Revisions Expected," upon the reform's release.
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