European Data Protection Digest

EC Drops Infringement Proceedings Against UK

PRIVACY LAW—UK & EU

January 27, 2012

The European Commission (EC) has dropped infringement proceedings it brought against the UK for failing to implement aspects of EU law aimed at protecting Internet users' privacy, Out-Law.com reports. "The commission believes UK law and institutions are now well-equipped to enforce the privacy rights of UK users," the commission said, referring to changes the UK government made to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). The UK government amended the act last year at the conclusion of a consultation that began when the EC began its infringement proceedings in 2009.
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