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Vote on Regs Delayed Until Late May

PRIVACY LAW—EU

April 19, 2013

A final vote on the EU data protection proposal was scheduled to take place Wednesday, but the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) has postponed it until May 29-30, Marketing Magazine reports. Industry is lobbying heavily against the proposal, which they say will stifle business and innovation in member states. John Pooley, of specialist agency the Data Partnership, says the proposed changes “will render both targeting and analytics and almost anyone currently engaged in digital marketing to have to review their current practices.” The delay is being attributed to an effort to concentrate on the fallout over the banking crisis in Cyprus, the report states.
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