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Tuesday
Mar222011

Is data protection in the EU about to get even tougher?

If your organization holds data for European Union citizens or does business in the EU, then you need to know about current and potential EU legislation for the holding and use of personal data.

The EU already has one of the strongest frameworks for protecting citizen privacy and is contemplating changes to make the law stricter especially for online properties like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, etc.

The following links are to sources of information about current legislation and to comments from Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner, about making protections even stronger. (note: copy and paste links into a browser window).

Bloomberg article

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-16/facebook-google-must-obey-eu-data-protection-law-reding-says.html

 

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding's official information and webpage

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/reding/index_en.htm

 

EU Data Protection: links to description of the laws, enforcing agencies and related items

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/policies/privacy/index_en.htm

 

EU Data Protection Article 29 Task Force links and resources

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/policies/privacy/workinggroup/index_en.htm

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