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Committee: Too Many Exceptions and Restrictions in EC Proposals

PRIVACY LAW—EU

August 7, 2012

The European Economic and Social Committee has said search engines, social networks and some cloud computing services should be brought within the scope of forthcoming European data protection reforms, Out-Law.com reports. The committee said the European Commission’s proposals need to be “more in line with the needs and expectations of the public,” and it is concerned about the number of exceptions and restrictions within the proposals. “The proposal could have gone further in increasing the protection offered by certain rights,” the committee said in a report, adding that the rules should be “applied more systematically to certain fields of economic and social activity.”
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