European Commission proposal on revising the 1995 Data Protection Directive

The Commission Communication: A comprehensive strategy on data protection in the European Union is intended to be the first step in revising the 1995 Directive in the light of shortcomings in the implementation of the 1995 Directive and to meet “new challenges” emanating from new technologies (social networking and cloud computing). Following reactions to this Communication there will be an impact assessment and legislative proposals presented in 2011.

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