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European Commission Publishes New Framework on Data Protection

PRIVACY LAW—EU

January 25, 2012

As anticipated, and just days before Data Protection and Privacy Day, the European Commission has released its proposal to reform the European Union's data protection framework. The reform--which takes shape via a regulation on data protection and a directive "protecting personal data processed for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal offences"--comes after years of public consultations and dialogue with stakeholders.
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