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Draft EU Data Protection Package: A History and Look to the Finish Line

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 5, 2013

Reforming the outdated EU legislative framework governing data protection was always going to be a daunting task, but the Snowden revelations certainly haven’t made things easier. Nóra Ní Loideain examines in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor the underpinnings of what has led to the EU Data Protection Reform’s current state and looks at whether the Greek or Italian presidencies will be able to push through a package that has so far eluded Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland and now Lithuania. Will it be done before the parliamentary elections in May? It’s now looking increasingly unlikely.
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