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DPAs Say They Aren’t Ready for Reg

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 12, 2013

While European data protection authorities say they aren’t ready for the proposed data protection regulation, multinationals such as Facebook and Google are tasked with untangling 28 different legal frameworks in the EU in order to address the issue, PCWorld reports. Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes says, under the proposed regulation, he would no longer be able to take complaints from Irish citizens about companies that are headquartered in other member states. Instead, Hawkes would be responsible for regulating the multinationals headquartered in Ireland, and therefore would be required to respond to the complaint of any EU citizen. Meanwhile, European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding has expressed frustration with the head of the EU Council’s legal service after he issued an opinion on the proposed rules.
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