European Data Protection Digest

Delay Prompts More Regulation Questions

PRIVACY LAW—EU

June 21, 2013

Writing for Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Privacy and Information Law Blog, Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, questions the implications of the European Parliament’s recently announced delay in the vote on the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation. “That means that we will now not know where the Parliament truly stands on this issue until September or October at the earliest,” he writes. Ustaran highlights what could happen if the new regulation is not adopted before next year’s deadline, including inconsistent legal regimes across the EU, non-application of EU laws to global organizations, “death by paperwork” and “toothless regulators.” Meanwhile, in a feature for EurActiv, Digital Europe’s John Higgins calls for one law to cover EU governments and private-sector entities.
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