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Tuesday 16 April 2013

Data Protection – the Changing Landscape

In early 2012, the EU Commission issued draft proposals for a new General Data Protection Regulation (“DP Regulation”) to replace the existing Directive 95/46/EC. It is being implemented directly in EU member states via a Regulation in order to ensure consistent implementation in each member state. At present the DP Regulation is going through a consultation period and will need to be approved by member states and ratified by the European Parliament before coming into force. The earliest it is likely to come in to law will be 2016.