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UK Asking Member States To Block Plans for Tighter Rules

DATA PROTECTION—EU & UK

September 27, 2013

The UK will encourage other EU nations to block plans to tighten data protection rules, Bloomberg reports. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the proposals risk burdening business. “This is a debate to my mind about how much and how far can Europe continue to impose costs on business. The EU is unrealistic if it believes that imposing extra costs on business is not going to drive companies and jobs out of the EU in a world that is extraordinarily competitive.” Plans to revise data protection rules will be debated in Luxembourg on October 7.
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