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Member States Concerned About Proposed EU Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—EU

August 6, 2012

Out-Law.com reports on a leaked file from the Council of Ministers containing concerns by the UK government about proposed EU data protection reforms. “We are of the view,” the file states, “that the proposed general regulation should be a directive in order to provide greater member state flexibility to implement the measures—a regulation would allow the EU to prescribe rules without necessarily giving due regard to national tradition and practice.” The leaked document was published by civil liberties organization Statewatch and contains the opinions of 20 European states on the proposed reform.
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