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One-Stop-Shop Principle Delays Progress on Reg

DATA PROTECTION—EU

December 9, 2013

The proposed EU Data Protection Regulation suffered a setback last week when data protection authorities tried to reach agreement, indicating the update to current law will likely not occur until after European Parliament elections next year, EU Observer reports. An EU diplomat said the delay is due to concerns by Germany’s data protection authority that the one-stop-shop principle would enact weaker rules than the country currently has in place. “Harmonization, yes, but not at any price,” said a spokesman for Germany’s secretary of state in the federal ministry of the interior. Meanwhile, the head of the legal service for the European Council said the one-stop-shop rule would undermine human rights.
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