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One Year Later: A Look at the EC’s Proposed Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—EU & UK

January 7, 2013

Nearly a year after the European Commission (EC) first published a draft of its proposed data protection regulation, SC Magazine looks into the proposal’s key principles, exploring concerns that the draft is “overly prescriptive and out of touch with the rapid change in digital communications.” A UK Information Commissioner’s Office representative said the proposal “could create all sorts of problems in terms of stifling innovation and creating a market disadvantage.” However, European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding noted, “We are open to review the delegated acts one by one, together with the member states, and to limit them to only what is truly necessary to keep the regulation sufficiently open to future technological developments.”
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