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Commission To Renegotiate Convention 108

PRIVACY LAW—EU

November 21, 2012

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a recommendation allowing it to negotiate the modernization of the Council of Europe’s convention on data protection (Convention 108) on behalf of the EU, according to an EC press release. EU Justice Commission Vice President Viviane Reding said she is “very pleased to see the Commission representing the EU at the negotiating table in the Council of Europe. We are setting new and higher standards for data protection in the EU,” and added, “But in this brave new digital age, data knows no national borders—these negotiations are an opportunity to build a new gold standard of data protection across the globe.”
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