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Reding and Shatter on the Importance of Pending Data Protection Rules

DATA PROTECTION—EU

January 30, 2013

In a blog for The Hill, EU Justice Minister Viviane Reding and Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter discuss why reforms of EU data protection rules are essential to “protect both citizens’ rights and facilitate business in the digital age.” The reforms will cut costs and increase legal certainty, mitigate risks to companies’ financial success and reputation by requiring data protection safeguards and provide clarity for international transfers, Reding and Shatter write. “The message is clear, a uniform and modern data protection law for the European Union is exactly what we need to secure trust and generate growth in the digital single market.”
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