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EU Ministers Delve Into EC’s Data Protection Reforms

PRIVACY LAW—EU

July 25, 2012

Meeting in Cyprus this week, European Union justice ministers discussed the European Commission’s proposals for a new data protection framework, focusing on three main issues EUROPOLITICS reports. Among the issues, ministers considered the treatment of small and medium-sized businesses; whether there should be exemptions for the public sector, and the usefulness of “delegated acts,” the report states. Lithuanian Justice Minister Remigijus Simasius voiced opposition to requiring businesses with more than 250 employees to appoint a data protection official, saying it would impose undue burdens on organizations. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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