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Reding Optimistic on Reforms; Others…Not So Much

DATA PROTECTION—EU

June 11, 2013

MP Chris Grayling suggests the EU’s proposed data protection reforms could “damage business growth and employment prospects” and “leave the EU uncompetitive in the global digital economy for years to come,” but Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding disagrees. Instead, she says, the reform will improve trust in the digital economy, leading to growth, InformationAge reports. Meanwhile, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has concerns commissioners will not have sufficient resources to regulate under the reform. One chief information officer opines that businesses that adapt quickly to the new rules will benefit from better information sharing.
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