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Albrecht Leads the Charge

PRIVACY LAW—EU

May 7, 2013

EUObserver reports on the man behind the European Parliament’s update to its data protection legislation. Thirty-year-old Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP, is lead negotiator on the regulation. He says he understands small- and medium-sized businesses’ concerns about the regulation’s requirements that they hire data protection officers and says the amendment calling for up to two percent of a company’s global turnover for failing to comply with the regulation is “reasonable.” Meanwhile, ZDNet reports on the regulation’s potentially far-reaching effects on data centers around the globe.
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